Dracaena fragrans

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Dracaena fragrans, Ker-Gawl (Aletris fragrans, Linn. Sansevieria fragrans, Jacq.). Arborescent (20 ft. high or more), sometimes branched: Ivs. (1½-3 ft. x 2½-4 in.) sessile, oblanceolate, lax and spreading or recurved, flaccid, green and shining, acute, indistinctly costate: bracts minute, scarious, deltoid: pedicels 1-1½ lines long; fls. glomerate; perianth 6-8 lines long, yellow: berry orange-red. Guinea. B.M. 1081. A.G. 18:389. F.R. 4:189. Gn. M. 8:270. G.W. 12:232. G. 2:286. —Much used for greenhouse and table decoration. D. Knerkii, Hort. Form with glossy light green, less pendulous lvs. D. Rothiana, Hort. A garden form. I.H. 43, p. 97. R.H. 1877, p. 68. D. Victoria, Hort. A garden form. Gn. 63, p. 77. Var. Lindenii, Hort. (D. Lindenii, Hort.). Fig. 1345. Lys. recurved, traversed from base to apex by creamy white bands. Very decorative. I.H. 27:384. F.R. 4:191. G.W. 14:321. A.F. 35:1241. G.C. III. 30:176. Var. Massangeana, Hort. (D. Massangeana, Hort.). A broad yellow stripe along the center of the If. throughout its entire length. F.R. 4:193. CH

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