Taxon: Cordyline australis (G. Forst.) Endl.

Genus: Cordyline
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Lomandroideae
Nomen number: 11503
Place of publication: Prodr. fl. Norfolk. 29. 1833 (J. D. Hooker, Gard. Chron. 1860:792. 1860)
Name Verified on: 11-Apr-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Apr-2000
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: sweetener (fide Pl Book)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. 1961- (F NZeal)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Parsons, M. J. et al. Current names for wild plants in New Zealand. 1995 (L NZeal)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Täckholm, V. & M. Drar Flora of Egypt. 1954- (F EgyptT&D)
  • Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. 1976 (F Okin)


Check other web resources for Cordyline australis (G. Forst.) Endl. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.