Dracaena umbraculifera Jacq.

Umbrella dracaena



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Extinct


Still listed as extinct by (Humphreys et al., 2019)





Biology & Ecology










Bosser, J., Cadet, Th., Julien, H.R. and Marais, W. 1976. Flore des Mascareignes. The Sugar Research Institute, Mauritiu, ORSTOM, Paris, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Edwards, Christine E. et al. (2018). A botanical mystery solved by phylogenetic analysis of botanical garden collections: the rediscovery of the presumed-extinct Dracaena umbraculifera. Oryx. [Abstract]

Gewin, Virginia. (2018). Botanical gardens rediscover “extinct” species. Frontiersin Ecology and the Environment 16(3): 132.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Strahm, W. 1998. Dracaena umbraculifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T35017A9903551. Downloaded on 17 September 2016.

Strahm, W.A. 1993. The conservation and restoration of the flora of Mauritius and Rodrigues. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis (2 vols.), Reading University, UK.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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