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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Retrieved 18 June The form found on Gran Canaria is now treated as a separate species, Dracaena tamaranaebased on differences in flower structure.

Dracaena draco is cultivated and widely available as an ornamental tree for parks, gardens, and drought tolerant water conserving sustainable landscape projects. Retrieved 9 January This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat It is the natural symbol of the island of Tenerifetogether with dracaenq blue chaffinch. Views Read Edit View history. Wikipedia articles incorporating dracaean citation from the New International Encyclopedia Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.

It grows slowly, requiring about ten years to reach 1. 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.


Its age was estimated in to be around years, with a maximum of years, not several thousand as had previously been claimed. Contact Legal Creative Commons. These tissues include ground parenchyma cells and cortex cells.

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. They are highly branching and have numerous flowers.

The bark tends to be yellowish greyish and is somewhat shiny and almost smooth. Soon a crown of terminal buds appears and the plant starts branching. This dragon tree, described inis only found on the most inaccessible crags in Gran Canaria. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Dracaena tamaranae

During the summer they produce inflorescences up to cm in length. In general, they contain single a seed of up to 7 mm in diameter.

Viernes 10 de Mayo de – “. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Humboldt saw it at the time of his visit. Give us feedback Download the app. The Guanches worshiped a specimen in Tenerife, and hollowed its trunk into a small sanctuary. The form endemic to La Palma initially branches very low with numerous, nearly vertical branches arranged fastigately.

At about 10—15 years of age the stem stops growing and produces a first flower spike with white, lily-like perfumed flowers, followed by coral berries. Plant of tree-like form that reaches m in height, although it is not woody. Like the Canary Islands dragon tree Dracaena dracoit only branches after flowering, so individuals with no branches have not yet reached sexual maturity.


Retrieved 6 February It lives with junipers, olive trees and in rockrose scrubland Olea cerasiformis dracaenaa, junipers Juniperus turbinata subsp. Not to be confused with Dracaena cinnabari.

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It was destroyed by a storm in The flowers are hermaphroditic, greenish white in colour, and have very short tubes. Tamaranqe branch grows for about 10—15 years and re-branches, so a mature plant has an umbrella-like habit. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Trees Structure and function.

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The ancient specimen at Icod de los VinosTenerife. The leaves are simple, narrow, sword-shaped, cm long and up to 4. They are joined to the trunk or branches by means of a very wide, arched, reddish brown sheath, and therefore lack leaf stalks. It prefers shady, wet zones, and becomes established on escarpments, rocky ledges, platforms, and cracks or fissures in high and practically inaccessible crags.