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Useful Tropical Plants

Dracaena serrulata

Baker

Asparagaceae


This taxon represents the populations of the dragon tree in the southern escarpments of the Arabian Peninsula. The species, however, is likely to be taxonomically indistinct from Dracaena ombet[
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General Information

Dracaena serrulata is an evergreen tree growing around 2 - 8 metres tall with a somewhat dense crown. Younger trees have just the single stem, but branches are formed as the tree grows older, the tree developing a small, umbrella-crown[
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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1863
Title
The Conservation Status and Population Mapping of the Endangered Dracaena Serrulata in the Dhofar Mountains, Oman
Publication
Forests 2020, 11, 322
Author
Vahalik P. et al
Website
http://10.3390/f11030322
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
 
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use
Dracaena serrulata is missing natural regeneration among most of its populations and appears to be on the brink of extinction[
1863
Title
The Conservation Status and Population Mapping of the Endangered Dracaena Serrulata in the Dhofar Mountains, Oman
Publication
Forests 2020, 11, 322
Author
Vahalik P. et al
Website
http://10.3390/f11030322
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(1998)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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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

Arabian Peninsula - Yemen, Oman, southern Saudi Arabia

Habitat

Rocky mountains and steep cliffs; at elevations from 800 - 1,400 metres[
1863
Title
The Conservation Status and Population Mapping of the Endangered Dracaena Serrulata in the Dhofar Mountains, Oman
Publication
Forests 2020, 11, 322
Author
Vahalik P. et al
Website
http://10.3390/f11030322
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height5.00 m
Growth RateSlow
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Dracaena serrulata is found in areas with seasonally arid climates where the average annual precipitation is 200 - 500mm and the mean annual temperature is 18 - 20°c[
1863
Title
The Conservation Status and Population Mapping of the Endangered Dracaena Serrulata in the Dhofar Mountains, Oman
Publication
Forests 2020, 11, 322
Author
Vahalik P. et al
Website
http://10.3390/f11030322
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The climate is strongly influenced by a period o f3 - 4 months of dense cloud cover, where relative humidity reaches 90 - 97% and fog can penetrate up to 50 kilometres inland[
1863
Title
The Conservation Status and Population Mapping of the Endangered Dracaena Serrulata in the Dhofar Mountains, Oman
Publication
Forests 2020, 11, 322
Author
Vahalik P. et al
Website
http://10.3390/f11030322
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

Plants are very slow-growing[1860.
The trees are frequently felled because their hollowed-out trunks make excellent bee hives[
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
 
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A fibre obtained from the leaves is used to make rope[
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
 
].

Propagation

Seed -
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