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Dracaena cambodiana Pierre ex Gagnep.


Description from Flora of China

Pleomele cambodiana (Pierre ex Gagnepain) Merrill & Chun.

Plants treelike, 3--4(--10) m tall. Stems usually branched, not reddish apically; internodes much shorter than wide; bark grayish brown. Leaves crowded at apex of branches, sessile, sword-shaped, 60--70 × 1.5--3 cm, leathery, base not reddish, completely covering internode. Inflorescence terminal, branched, 30--40 cm; rachis glabrous or subglabrous. Flowers in clusters of 3--7; pedicel 5--7 mm, articulate distally. Perianth greenish white or pale yellow, 6--7 mm; tube 1.2--1.6 mm; lobes 4.5--5 mm. Filaments flat, ca. 0.5 mm wide, not tuberculate. Style slightly shorter than ovary. Berry ca. 1 cm in diam. Fl. Jul.

The dried resin can be used medicinally as a substitute for that of Dracaena cochinchinensis.

Forests, dry and sandy soils; near sea level to 300 m. S Hainan [Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam].


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