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Useful Tropical Plants

Dracaena jayniana

Wilkin & Suksathan

Asparagaceae

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General Information

Dracaena jayniana is an evergreen tree, always branched at the base to form a cluster of 3 - 5 stems around 5 - 8 metres tall and around 10cm in diameter. The leaves are produced in dense terminal clusters at the end of the stems.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its resin. It is grown as an ornamental.
Dracaena jayniana has a very limited range in central and northern Thailand, where it is restricted to limestone karsts. It has been given a preliminary classification as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2012)[
1860
Title
Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants; Monocotyledons (Second Edition)
Publication
 
Author
Eggli U. & Nyffeler R. (Editors)
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2020
Year
2020
ISBN
978-3-662-56484-4
Description
 
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1860
Title
Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants; Monocotyledons (Second Edition)
Publication
 
Author
Eggli U. & Nyffeler R. (Editors)
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2020
Year
2020
ISBN
978-3-662-56484-4
Description
 

Range

Southeast Asia - northern and central Thailand.

Habitat

Limestone karsts, usually on hilltops rather than the steep cliff sides, often associated with other evergreens such as Pandanus, Euphorbia and Cycas, in vegetation that is otherwise deciduous and highly seasonal.; elevations from 300 - 500 metres

Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height6.00 m
Growth RateSlow
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

A tonic drink is made from the dried red sap

Medicinal

A tonic drink is made from the dried red sap

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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Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-02-26. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Dracaena+jayniana>

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