Dracaena mannii Baker
  • J. Bot.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Dracaena mannii Baker. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000765846. Accessed on: 29 May 2020'

Morphology

A tree about 30 ft. high

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    Shrub or tree, up to 5 m tall in our area; stem and branches with prominent leaf scars. Leaves narrowly oblong-elliptic with an abruptly flaring base clasping the stem for half its circumference, up to 400 x 20 mm. Inflorescence a panicle of simple racemes, not exceeding 0.5 m, yellow. Flowers greenish to creamy white,(9-)30-37(-45) mm long; pedicel bases up to 4 mm, up to 9 mm in fruit; receptacles up to 2 mm long, up to 5 mm in fruit. Perianth lobes about twice as long as tube. Fruits turning first brown and subsequently scarlet when ripe, globose, 10-30 mm in diameter. Seeds globose, 7-20 mm in diameter.

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    Ecology

    In forest.

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    Distribution

    Restricted to the banks of Kosi Bay in the extreme northeastern corner of Natal. Widely distributed in tropical Africa from Senegal to Kenya and southwards to Angola and Mozambique.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Agavaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968
    • 2 Hepper in Kew Bull. 22: 451 (1968).
    • 3 F.T.A. 7: 438
    • 4 in J. Bot. 12: 164 (1874)
    • 5 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.
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    Asparagaceae
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FWTA
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    • B The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    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
    • C All Rights Reserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Assessment
    http://www.bgci.org/
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • E Botanic Gardens Conservation International