Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Cordyline cannifolia R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae : 280. Type: Queensland, Shoalwater Bay, Aug. 1802, R. Brown; holo: BM?; iso: K, MEL. Fide Pedley (1986).
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub, often single-stemmed and up to 5 m tall.
Fruit about 1 cm diam. Testa black and shiny. Embryo small, narrowly cylindrical and slightly curved.
First pair of leaves about 8 x 2-3 mm, longitudinally veined, apices apiculate, petioles about 13 mm long, bases sheathing the stem. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves longitudinally veined, apices aristate. Petioles longitudinally veined and sheathing the stem. Petiole margins translucent. Tap root and other roots white. Seed germination time 21 to 91 days.
Distribution and Ecology
Cordyline terminalis var. cannifolia (R.Br.) Baker, Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 14 : 541(1875). Sansevieria cannifolia (R.Br.) Spreng., Systema Vegetabilium 2 : 93(1825).
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