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All change in Dracaena and Sansevieria

Walker, Colin (2014). All change in Dracaena and Sansevieria. CactusWorld, 32(2) pp. 140–141.

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Dracaena is a genus of over 60 species, widely distributed in the tropics and subtropics, especially in Africa (Walker, 2001). They are mainly herbs or trees and a few are commonly grown as shrubby houseplants, especially the variegated forms. A few species have massive pachycaul stems and are known as ‘dragon trees’. These were a source of dragon’s blood resin, a dried exudate from cut stems that was a commercially important export, notably from Socotra. Dracaena draco is the famous dragon tree from the Canary Islands and Madeira, that is widely cultivated in countries with a Mediterranean-type climate. In pots the plants are slow growing and less impressive.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 BCSS, authors and illustrators if individual articles
ISSN: 1751-1429
Keywords: Dracaena; Sansevieria
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 40412
Depositing User: Colin Walker
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2014 15:18
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 20:15
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