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S. India, Sri Lanka as per POWO;
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Dracaena terniflora Roxb. … Asparagaceae ~ Liliaceae ~ Agavaceae ~ Dracaena
at Castle Rock, Uttara Kannada on April 23, 2011
at Yana Rocks, Uttara Kannada on December 15, 2012   
at Kadra, Uttara Kannada on May 25, 2013 

Dracaena terniflora posted by … from South India is possibly D. thwaitesii Regel, the only wild species known to occur in peninsular India and Sri Lanka. This is for your kind information please.

Thank you very much Tapas ji for suggesting this possibility. I had got this ID from … I searched for Dracaena thwaitesii Regel in Google to know more about it; but was not able to find any results in Indian context.

Dracaena terniflora Roxb., however, is listed in Flora of Maharashtra, distributed in Konkan and Kolhapur.
It is also listed in Gamble’s Flora (screenshot seen in Flora of Peninsular India).
I suppose you have given us information based on revision of  the genus.

D. terniflora, originally described from Sylhet in Bangladesh is a highly misinterpreted species. My observations are based on examination of type specimens.
The type of D. thwaitesii shows simple inflorescence with often one or two branches near the base and small flowers, up to 10 mm long. Your images from Karnataka agree well with that.
D. terniflora bears much larger flowers and paniculate inflorescence.
I will reach back to you with final conclusions in near future.

Thank you very much … I am convinced with your views. I will correct my notes at flickr accordingly.



via Species‎ > ‎D‎ > Dracaena terniflora Roxb. … family: Asparagaceae ~ Liliaceae ~ Agavaceae ~ Dracaenaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
dra-SEE-nah — dragon … Dave’s Botanary
ter-ni-FLOR-uh — from the Latin, meaning flowers in threes … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known asdwarf dracaenawild dracaena • Kannadaಕೆಂಪು ಬೇರು kempu beru • Malayalamമഞ്ഞക്കാന്ത manjakkantha • Tuluಕೆಂಪುಥ ಬೇರು kemputha beru 
botanical namesDracaena terniflora Roxb. … synonymsPleomele terniflora (Roxb.) Merr. … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
April 23, 2011 … Castle Rock, Uttara Kannada 


We have very few images of this species. If you have more images, pl. post.


Very few photos with me; I have put them in this post.


Dracaena terniflora posted by … from South India is possibly D. thwaitesii Regel, the only wild species known to occur in peninsular India and Sri Lanka. This is for your kind information please.

… had provided the ID while we were exploring some area of Castlerock..
Here are some places where I found Dracaena terniflora Roxb. mentioned distributed in south India …

  1. Thesis: Exploration and elucidation of traditional medicinal plants of erstwhile tulunadu and surrounding area of kerala and karnataka … Researcher: Subrahmanya, Prasad K, Guide: Raveendran, K
  2. Kerala Plants
  3. Flora of Peninsular India
Since D. thwaitesii Regel. is a possibility, we will wait for comments to revise my notes at flickr.


After rigorous review, our paper on the taxonomy of Indian Dracaena has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming  P. Lakshminarasimhan memorial issue of JETB. I will send you a copy of that once published.You had kindly allowed me to reproduce your photographs of Dracaena and we have reproduced two of them with due acknowledgement.
A number of confusions have been clarified in this paper.


Hearty congratulations dear …
Thanks very much. I will revise my notes at flickr accordingly.


 

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