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Useful Tropical Plants

Dracaena aubryana

Brongn. ex É.Morren

Asparagaceae

+ Synonyms

Dracaena humilis Baker

Dracaena kindtiana De Wild.

Dracaena monostachya Baker

Draco humilis (Baker) Kuntze

Draco thaliodes (Makoy ex Regel) Kuntze

Pleomele humilis (Baker) N.E.Br.

Pleomele kindtiana (De Wild.) N.E.Br.

Pleomele monostachya (Baker) N.E.Br.

Pleomele thalioides (Makoy ex Regel) N.E.Br.

Common Name:

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General Information

Dracaena aubryana is an evergreen shrub producing a cluster of erect, usually unbranched stems that are often twisted spirally; it can grow 30 - 250cm tall[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and to make an alcoholic drink. It is often grown as an ornamental and also as a pot plant in cooler climates[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

610
Title
Flora of Tropical East Africa
Publication
 
Author
Beentje H.J.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=396814
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
Available on-line, a modern flora of East Africa.

Range

West and central tropical Africa - Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote D'Ivoire; Nigeria to Central African Republic, south to Angola and Zambia

Habitat

Locally common in mist forest, riverine forest, growing in deep shady places in more or less undisturbed forests; at elevations up to 1,440 metres[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

An alcoholic, stimulant drink is made from the root[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Medicinal

The plant, part not specified, is used in the treatment of venereal diseases[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings. Dracaena species are generally easy to propagate. Only a small piece of the plant is required to form a new plant, and even when thrown away it may easily root[
1862
Title
Taxonomic novelties in African Dracaena (Dracaenaceae)
Publication
Blumea 63, 2018: 31-53
Author
Damen T.H.J. et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.3767/blumea.2018.63.01.05
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
2212-1676
Description
 
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