Part of the flower, taken by
Jacques van Thiel at Eyl Pass.
This rare member of the Dracaenaceae family
was described by B. Juan
Chahinian in 1995. It is only found in the Eyl Pass,
four kilometres north west of Eyl in Somalia. It grow in limestone
gravel with little water and prefers the shadow. The rhizomes grow
to 2,5 centimetre in diameter, the leaves up to 24 centimetres long
- and VERY slow! The flowers are crème coloured.