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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Descending along the trunk, they cling tightly to the trunk, integrate with it and contribute to its radial growth.

They can be differentiated from those of the Canary Islands dragon tree as they are more rigid and channelled, i. 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.

Dracaena tamaranae – Wikipedia

It tamarajae the natural symbol of the island of Tenerifetogether with the blue chaffinch. Trees Structure and function. The form found on Gran Canaria is now treated as a separate species, Dracaena tamaranaebased on differences in flower structure.

It grows slowly, requiring about ten years to reach 1. New International Encyclopedia 1st ed.

When the bark or leaves are cut they secrete a reddish resinone of several sources of substances known as dragon’s blood. The leaves are simple, narrow, sword-shaped, cm long and up to 4.

Dracaena tamaranae

This dragon tree, described inis only found on the most inaccessible crags in Gran Canaria. Viernes 10 de Mayo de – “. The ancient specimen at Icod de los VinosTenerife.

Retrieved 18 June During the summer they produce inflorescences up to cm in length. These tissues include ground parenchyma cells and cortex cells.

The Pinus an the galbuli of some junipers genus Juniperus. 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. The drcaena are hermaphroditic, greenish white in colour, and have very short tubes. Botany, chemistry and therapeutic uses” PDF.

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Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. In general, they contain single a seed of up to 7 mm in diameter. Retrieved from ” https: The bark tends to be yellowish greyish and is somewhat shiny and almost smooth.

Give us feedback Download the app. They are highly branching and have numerous flowers. Red resins from this tree contain many vracaena and dimeric flavans that contribute to the red color of the resins. Contact Legal Creative Commons.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat Plant of tree-like form that reaches m in height, although it is not woody. Retrieved 6 February Each branch grows for about 10—15 years and re-branches, so a mature plant has an umbrella-like habit. Its age was estimated in to be around years, with a maximum of years, not several thousand as had previously been claimed.

Like the Canary Islands dragon tree Dracaena dracoit only branches after flowering, so individuals with no branches have not yet reached sexual maturity. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. They are joined to the trunk or branches by means of a very wide, arched, reddish brown sheath, and therefore lack leaf stalks.

It lives with junipers, olive trees and in rockrose scrubland Olea cerasiformisjunipers Juniperus turbinata subsp. 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.

Views Read Edit View history. 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.

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