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Author: 

Rodríguez, Almeira & G.-Martín, 1998

Family:  DRACAENACEAE*
Origin: 

Southern Gran Canaria

Soil: 

Mix

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Maximum

Thickness: 

30 Centimetres

Height: 

8-10 Metres

Flower: 

White

Propagate: 

Seeds/Cuttings?

Names: 

Drago de Gran Canaria

Synonyms: 

-

This member of the Dracaenaceae* family was given this name by Águedo Marrero Rodríguez, R.S.Almeira and Manuel González-Martín in 1998. It is found in the dry south of Grand Canaria, Canaries Island, growing in a well drained soil and cracks on rocky hills with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to eight or even ten centimetres in height. The flowers are white.
Especially young plants are real choppy, but they tend to be slim by age.

It was earlier believed to be Dracaena draco, but recent studies reveals it have ribbed leaves, more bluish and greyish in colour, even in juvenile specimens. The inflorescence is more branched with slightly different flowers. The fruits and seeds are slightly smaller.

The genera name from Latin; drago; a female dragon. The species name from Tamarán, an aboriginal name attributed to Gran Canaria.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Dracaenaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.


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