First report of a strict dragon tree species (Dracaena cambodiana: Asparagaceae) from India


  • Jatindra Sarma Research, Education and Working Plans, Assam Forest Department
  • Hussain Ahmed Barbhuiya Landscape and Cosmetic Maintenance Section, Architectural and Structural Engineering Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
  • Santanu Dey Department of Botany, Nagaland University



Dragon blood, Dracaena cambodiana, Critically Endangered, Assam, NE India


Dracaena cambodiana Pierre ex Gagnep., a dragon tree species, is reported here for the first time from India. Its taxonomic relationships with other closely related species of genus Dracaena Vand. ex L. are examined and discussed. A detailed taxonomic description, along with color photographs is provided to facilitate its future identification. Recent surveys confirm that the habitat and regional population of the plant is under severe threat. Hence, following IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria, it is regionally categorized as Critically Endangered. 


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How to Cite

Sarma, J., Barbhuiya, H. A., & Dey, S. (2019). First report of a strict dragon tree species (Dracaena cambodiana: Asparagaceae) from India. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 13(1), 241–247.