Cordyline australis (G.Forst.) Endl. (Images by (Aarti Khale – identified by Ajinkya Gadve) & (Aarti Khale – identified by Usha Desai), (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 


Cordyline fruticosa (L.) A.Chev. (Images by Surajit Koley) 


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution English name
(Forst. F.) Hook.
Tree Western Ghats,
Cultivated, Native of New Zealand
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Dindigul Cabbage Tree


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Cordyline australis Cordyline forsteri, Cordyline superbiens, Cordyline sturmii Asparagaceae Cabbage Tree
Cordyline fruticosa Cordyline terminalis Agavaceae Ti Plant



Cordyline fruticosa (Linnaeus) A. Chevalier (syn: Cordyline terminalis (Linnaeus) Kunth)


Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Brief details-
Cordyline arborea (Willd.) Göpp. is a synonym of Dracaena arborea (Willd.) Link
Dracaena godseffiana Sander ex Mast. is a synonym of Dracaena surculosa Lindl.
Dracaena goldieana W.Bull ex Mast. & Moore
Dracaena imperialis Baker is a synonym of Cordyline fruticosa (L.) A.Chev.


World Spice Plants: Economic Usage, Botany, Taxonomy By Johannes Seidemann (2005)- Details-
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details-
Tropical Exotics By Horace F Clay, James C. Hubbard (1999)- Details-
Encyclopedia of House Plants edited by Nico Vermeulen, Richard Rosenfeld (1999)- Details-

Cordyline (‎Asparagaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.  

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Cordyline (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


1 species was done by …, I added 2 more images on that page

Pl. go through Cordyline (Asparagaceae) page with images of species (done by Bhagyashri ji & Surajit ji) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.

Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.