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A new subspecies, Dracaena draco (L.) L. subsp. caboverdeana Marrero-Rodr. & Almeida-Pérez (Dracaenaceae) from Cape Verde Islands

Autores:Águedo Marrero Rodríguez
Fecha de envío: 2012-07-26 14:19:41

DOI: 10.5616/ijgr120004

Palabras clave: Cape Verde Islands, Dracaena, phytogeography, habitat, taxonomy
Número: 2. Issue: 1. Páginas: 33-40.


Abstract A study of qualitative and quantitative characters for 92 individuals of Dracaena draco in the three main areas of distribution: Canarias-Madeira, Anti-Atlas and Cape Verde Islands, is realized. Characters such as the shape of the plant, the color and width of leaves, the shape of the pedicels and the size of fruits and seeds allow us to differentiate the populations of the archipelago of Cape Verde. We describe here a new subspecies of dragon tree, Dracaena draco (L.) L subsp. caboverdeana Marrero-Rodr. & Almeida-Pérez, to such Atlantic Islands. In this paper we also present data of habitat, ecology and phytogeography of this new subspecies.

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