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Species : Dracaena elliptica Diss. Bot. Dracaena 6. 1808.

Genus : Dracaena Vand ex L.

Family : AGAVACEAE

Description


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An undershrub, stem 30-60 cm tall, simple or branched, slender, decumbent or ascending, rooting at base. Leaves 10-20 x 3.5-6.5 cm, thickly coriaceous, green or blotched, or all purple, scattered or crowded, acuminate or caudate, narrowed into a short petiole at base. Inflorescence a panicle, decurved, lax-flowered,  d, bracteoles ovate, scarious. Flowers c 1.6 cm long, solitary or 2-4-nate, pedicels 6-8 mm long, perianth 6-lobed, cleft to the middle, lobes erect. Stamens 6, adnate to perianth-tube, filament white, anthers versatile. Carpels 3, trilocular, ovules solitary, style filiform, stigma capitate. Fruit a berry, pisiform, c 1.3 cm across, or 2-3-lobed, orange red. Seeds globose. Flowering and fruiting : March -September. Ecology : Usually cultivated in gardens. Use : Ornamental.



Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts.


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