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Taxon: Cordyline fruticosa (L.) A. Chev.

Genus: Cordyline
Family: Asparagaceae subfamily: Lomandroideae. Also placed in: Agavaceae Asteliaceae Laxmanniaceae Lomandraceae
Nomen number: 401621
Place of publication: Jard. bot. Saigon 66. 1919
Comment: C. fruticosa Goepp. (1855) is a nom. nud.
Name verified on: 18-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 16-Sep-2002
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • broadleaf palm-lily   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • good-luck-plant   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • palm-lily   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • ti   (Source: F Viti ) – English
  • tree-of-kings   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Keulenlilie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • coqueiro-de-vênus   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cordiline   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • dracena-vermelha   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • papagaio   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • caña de indio   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • croto   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • bloddracena   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan

    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan
    Indo-China: Myanmar [possibly native in part of region]
    Malesia: Indonesia - Java [possibly native in part of region]; New Guinea [possibly native in part of region]
    Australia: Australia [possibly native in part of region]
    Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia [possibly native in part of region]




Check other web resources for Cordyline fruticosa (L.) A. Chev.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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