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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. Last Changed: 12-Sep-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Bramwell, D. & Z. Bramwell Wild flowers of the Canary islands. (Flow Canary)
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage (Zander ed13)
  5. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  6. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6 (Mansf Ency)
  7. Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres (L Canarias)
  8. Lems, K. Floristic botany of the Canary islands. (L Canary)
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  10. 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.
  11. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  12. Täckholm, V. & M. Drar Flora of Egypt. (F EgyptT&D)

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 June 2019.