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  Cordyline fruticosa
 
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  Family: AGAVACEAE
  Citation:  Cordyline fruticosa (L.) A.Chev., Cat. Pl. Jard. Bot. Saigon 66. 1919. Convallaria fruticosa L., Amoen. Acad. 4: 1126. 1759. Asparagus terminalis L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2). 450. 1762, nom. illeg. Dracaena terminalis (L.) Jacq., Ic. Pl. Rar. t. 448. 1781-1795. Cordyline terminalis Kunth, Abh. Akad. Berlin 30. 1820.
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  Description: Unbranched slender shrub; leaf-scars prominent towards apex. Leaves crowded at apex, oblong, to 40 x 18 cm, purplish, abruptly constricted into the petiole to 18 cm, grooved above; petiole base widened into sheath. Panicle to 40 cm, well branched, 30 cm wide; stalk 15 cm. Flowers bisexual, subsessile; bracts ovate, 3 mm. Perianth 1.5 cm, tubular below; lobes 3+3, reddish, 1 cm, reflexed. Stamens 6, inserted on the tube, 4.5 mm. Ovary superior; ovules c. 16 per cell; style 1.5 cm. Berry subglobose, 1 cm wide; seeds numerous, black.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Tropical South East Asia, Australia and Pacific Island
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Purple, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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