Taxon: Dracaena draco (L.) L.

 
Genus: Dracaena
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Nomen number: 14634
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 12, 2:246. 1767
Name Verified on: 23-May-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Sep-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Morocco

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Spain - Canary Islands

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Bramwell, D. & Z. Bramwell Wild flowers of the Canary islands. 1974 (Flow Canary)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2004 (L Canarias)
  • Lems, K. Floristic botany of the Canary islands. 1960 (L Canary)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • 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.
  • 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)

Synonyms:

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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image