Dracaena aletriformis (Haw.) Bos
  • in Fl. S. Afr.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Dracaena aletriformis (Haw.) Bos. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000765659. Accessed on: 27 Nov 2020'

Morphology

Small tree, not always branched, usually not exceeding 5 m. Leaves congested towards top of stems, narrow to broadly strap-shaped, with short flaring sheaths, bright to greyish green with narrow conspicuous white cartilaginous edges, 0.5-1.0 m long, 25-110 mm wide. Inflorescence erect, up to well over 1 m long, green. Flowers 1-4 together, more numerous in terminal clusters, 25-35(-42) mm long, greenish white; pedicel bases 5-10 mm long; receptacles 2-3(-8) mm long, up to 12 mm in fruit. Perianth lobes ±1.5 times as long as tube. Fruits usually single-seeded and globose, lobed when 2- or 3-seeded, 7-19 mm in diameter, red or orange.

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    Single-stemmed or sparsely branched tree to 5 m. Leaves crowded apically, lanceolate, with white cartilaginous margins. Flowers tufted, in dense panicles, greenish white.

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    Habitat

    Forest, bushveld, rocky hillsides.

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    Forests and coastal bush.

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    Distribution

    Distributed in Transvaal, Swaziland, Natal and the southeastern Cape Province, also in Mozambique, Zanzibar and Kenya. Occasional in coastal bush and montane localities in Transvaal and Swaziland.

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    Van Staden's Mtns to Kenya.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Bos, JJ. 1992. Dracaenaceae, Asparagaceae, Luzuriagaceae and Smilacaceae: 1. Dracaena. In: O.A. Leistner (ed.). Fl. S. Africa 5(3): 1 - 4. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 2 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Manning, JC; Goldblatt, P. 2012. Ruscaceae. 251 - 254. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 4 in Fl. S. Afr.

     Information From

    Asparagaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • B All Rights Reserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Search
    https://tools.bgci.org/global_tree_search.php
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International