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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Botany, chemistry and therapeutic uses” PDF. Humboldt saw it at the time of his visit.

Retrieved 18 June It prefers shady, wet zones, and becomes established on escarpments, rocky ledges, platforms, and cracks or fissures in high and practically inaccessible crags. They are joined to the trunk or branches by means of a dracaenz wide, arched, reddish brown sheath, and therefore lack leaf stalks.

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Soon a crown of terminal buds appears and the plant starts branching. In general, they contain single a seed of up to 7 mm in diameter. 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. 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.


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When the bark or leaves are cut they secrete a reddish resinone of several sources of substances known as dragon’s blood. They are highly branching and have numerous flowers. The ancient specimen at Icod de los VinosTenerife.

This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Dracaena tamaranae

The flowers are hermaphroditic, greenish white in colour, and have very short tubes. Plant of tree-like form that reaches m in height, although it is not woody. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 The leaves are simple, narrow, sword-shaped, cm long and up to 4. Red resins from this tree contain many mono- and dimeric flavans that contribute to the red color of the resins. New International Encyclopedia 1st ed. The Guanches worshiped a specimen in Tenerife, and hollowed its trunk into a small sanctuary.


Descending along the dracaeba, they cling tightly to the trunk, integrate with it and contribute to its radial growth. Dracaena draco is cultivated and widely available as an ornamental tree for parks, gardens, and drought tolerant water conserving sustainable landscape projects. It grows slowly, requiring about ten years to reach 1.

Dracaena tamaranae – Wikipedia

It is the natural symbol of the island of Tenerifetogether with the tamaeanae chaffinch. The bark tends to be yellowish greyish and is somewhat shiny and almost smooth.

The form found on Gran Canaria dracaenq now treated as a separate species, Dracaena tamaranaebased on differences in flower structure. The branches of the Gran Canaria dragon tree are shorter and stumpier than those of their cousin; in addition, the main branches are divided tamaranas three from the apex trichotomous branchingwhereas those of the Canary Islands dragon tree always separate into two.

Retrieved from ” https: 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. During the summer they produce inflorescences up to cm in length.