Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Dracaena draco  Canarian Dragon Tree
Family Asparagaceae
Genus Dracaena    
Species draco   
Properties tree
Not to be confused with the related Dracaena cinnabari, the dragon blood tree native to Socotra (an island near Yemen). Dracaena draco, the Canary Islands dragon tree or drago, is a subtropical tree-like plant in the genus Dracaena, native to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira, and locally in western Morocco, and introduced to the Azores. It is the natural symbol of the island of Tenerife, together with the blue chaffinch.
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