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Taxon: Dracaena draco (L.) L.

 
Genus: Dracaena
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Nomen number: 14634
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 12, 2:246. 1767
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 23-May-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Bramwell & Bramwell 1974)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal, [Madeira Islands (Madeira)] Spain [Canary Islands (Gran Canaria, Tenerife)]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Morocco


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde, Spain [Canary Islands]


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Bramwell, D. & Z. Bramwell. 1974. Wild flowers of the Canary islands.
  3. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  4. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  5. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  6. Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres
  7. Lems, K. 1960. Floristic botany of the Canary islands.
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  9. Marrero, A. et al. 1998. A new species of the wild dragon tree, Dracaena (Dracaenaceae) from Gran Canaria and its taxonomic and biogeographic implications. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 128:292.
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  11. Täckholm, V. & M. Drar. 1954-. Flora of Egypt.
  12. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Dracaena draco (L.) L. :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=14634. Accessed 16 September 2019.