Dracaena draco, the Canary Islands dragon tree or drago, is a subtropical tree- like plant in the The form found on Gran Canaria is now treated as a separate species, Dracaena tamaranae, based on differences in flower structure. The form . A new species of dragon tree, Dracaena tamaranae A. Marrero, R.S. Almeida & M. Gonzalez-Martin, is described from Gran. Canaria, Canary Islands. This new. Dracaena tamaranae young 3, × 2,; MB. 0 references . taxon name. Dracaena tamaranae. taxon author · Águedo Marrero Rodriguez.

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Dracaena tamaranae – Wikipedia

The bark tends to be yellowish greyish and is somewhat shiny and almost smooth. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. These tissues include ground parenchyma cells and cortex cells. Dracaena draco is cultivated and widely available as an ornamental tree for parks, gardens, and drought tolerant water conserving sustainable landscape projects.

Plant of tree-like form that reaches m in height, although it is not woody. Each branch grows dracaenx about 10—15 years and re-branches, so a mature plant has an umbrella-like habit. The Guanches worshiped a specimen in Tenerife, and hollowed its trunk into a small sanctuary.

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Retrieved 9 January They are highly branching and have numerous flowers. New International Encyclopedia 1st ed. Retrieved 18 June It is the natural symbol of the tamaranxe of Tenerifetogether with the blue chaffinch. The form found on Gran Canaria is now treated as a separate species, Dracaena tamaranaebased on differences in flower structure.


Soon a crown of terminal buds appears and the plant starts branching. Being a monocotyledon, it does not display any annual or growth rings so the age of the tree can only be estimated by the number of branching points before reaching the canopy.

The ancient specimen at Icod de los VinosTenerife. It grows slowly, requiring about ten years to reach 1. They are joined to the trunk or branches by means of a very wide, arched, reddish brown sheath, and therefore lack leaf stalks.

Dracaena dracothe Canary Islands dragon tree or drago[3] is a subtropical tree-like plant in the genus Dracaenanative to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira, and locally in western Morocco, and introduced to the Azores. Its massive trunk comes from the contribution of clusters of aerial roots that emerge from the bases of lowest branches and grow down to the soil.

Give us feedback Download the app. Botany, chemistry and therapeutic uses” Tmaaranae. Views Read Edit View history. Like the Canary Islands dragon tree Dracaena dracoit only branches after flowering, so individuals with no branches have not yet reached sexual maturity.

During the summer they produce inflorescences up to cm in length. The form endemic to La Palma initially branches very low with numerous, nearly vertical branches arranged fastigately.

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Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the New International Encyclopedia Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms. When the bark or leaves are cut they secrete a reddish resinone of several sources of substances known as dragon’s blood. Contact Legal Creative Commons. Dracaena draco is a monocot with a tree-like growth habit currently placed in the asparagus family Asparagaceaesubfamily Nolinoidae.


This dragon tree, described inis only found on the most inaccessible crags in Gran Canaria.

Descending along the trunk, they cling tightly to the trunk, integrate dracaeha it and contribute to its radial growth. The flowers are hermaphroditic, greenish white in colour, and have very short tubes.

The specimen called ” El Drago Milenario ” the thousand-year-old dragon growing at Icod de los Vinos in northwest Tenerife is the oldest living plant of this species. Red resins from this tree contain many mono- and dimeric flavans that contribute to the red color of the resins.

Not to be confused with Dracaena cinnabari. This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat The branches of the Gran Canaria dragon tree are shorter and stumpier than those of their tamarabae in addition, the main branches are divided into three from the apex trichotomous branchingwhereas those of the Canary Islands dragon tree always separate into two. The leaves are simple, narrow, sword-shaped, cm long and up to 4.

Viernes 10 de Mayo tamaramae – “. It lives with junipers, olive trees and in rockrose scrubland Olea cerasiformisjunipers Juniperus turbinata subsp. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 6 February Trees Structure and function.