Dracaena

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Contains 3 accepted taxa overall.

Family:RUSCACEAE
Genus: Dracaena L.
Common Name:
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus

Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order ASPARAGALES
FamilyRUSCACEAE
Genus Dracaena

Citation

Citation DRACAENA Linnaeus, Syst. Nat., ed. 12. 2: 229, 246. 1767.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Dracaena draco (Linnaeus) Linnaeus 1767. (Asparagus draco Linnaeus 1762.) Typified by Rafinesque, Fl. Tellur. 4: 17. 1838 ("1836").

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Dracaena angolensis AFRICAN SPEAR
Dracaena hyacinthoides BOWSTRING HEMP; MOTHER-IN-LAW'S TONGUE
Dracaena trifasciata SNAKE PLANT; BOWSTRING HEMP

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Acyntha Acyntha Medikus, Theodora 76. 1786, nom. rej. vs. Sansevieria Thunberg 1794. TYPE: Acyntha guineensis (Linnaeus) Medikue 1786. (Aloe hyacinthoides Linnaeus, var. guineensis Linnaeus 1753.)
Chrysodracon Chrysodracon P. L. Lu & Morden, Syst. Bot. 39: 101. 2014. TYPE: Chrysodracon aurea (H. Mann) P. L. Lu & Morden 2014. (Dracaena aurea H. Mann 1867.)
Cordyline Cordyline Adanson, Fam. Pl. 2: 54, 543. 1763, nom. rej. vs. Cordyline Commerson es R. Brown 1810. TYPE: = Sansevieria Thunberg 1794.
Drakaina Drakaina Rafinesque, Fl. Tellur. 4: 17. 1838 ("1836"). TYPE: Drakaina draco (Linnaeus) Rafinesque 1838. (Asparagus draco Linnaeus 1762.) = Dracaena Linnaeus 1767, by lectotypification.
Oedera Oedera Rafinesque, Fl. Tellur. 4: 16. 1838 ("1836"). TYPE: Oedera ternifolia Rafinesque 1838, nom. illegit. (Dracaena surculosa Lindley 1828.)
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