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Species : Dracaena spicata Fl. Ind. 2 : 157. 1832.

Genus : Dracaena Vand ex L.

Family : AGAVACEAE

Description


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An erect shrub, arboreous, stem 1-3 m high. Leaves 15-30 x 3.5-5.0 cm, spirally arranged, sub-verticillate, elliptic or broadly oblanceolate, finely acuminate, petiole 1.0-1.5 cm long. Inflorescence a raceme or panicle, 10-15 cm long, simple or branched at the base. Flowers in fascicles or partly solitary, pedicels 2.5-5.0 mm long, apex articulate, perianth pale yellow or green, cleft about halfway down. Stamens 6, adnate to the base of perianth tube, filaments filiform, anthers versatile. Carpels 3, ovary 3-locular, ovule solitary per locule, style filiform, stigma capitate. Fruit a berry, globose, pisiform, orange-red. Seeds globular. Flowering and fruiting : January-December. Ecology: Cultivated in gardens and parks. Use: Ornamental.

 

Chittagong, Sylhet.


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