Dracunculus (Araceae)

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Dracunculus vulgaris (type species)


Taxonavigation: Alismatales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Araceae
Subfamilia: Aroideae
Tribus: Areae
Genus: Dracunculus
Species: D. canariensis – D. vulgaris


Dracunculus Mill., Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4, Dracunculus (1754).

  • Lectotype species (designated by Nicolson, Taxon 24(4): 467. 1975): Dracunculus vulgaris Schott, Melet. Bot. 1: 17 (1832).



Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Northern Europe
      • Great Britain (introduced).
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Corse, France, Portugal (introduced), Sardegna.
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Sicilia, Yugoslavia.
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Algeria.
    • Regional: Macaronesia
      • Canary Islands, Madeira.
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • East Aegean Islands, Turkey.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Dragon Arum
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