i.e. 2017. See below..
Cabo Verde; S. Nicolau,
S. Antao, Fogo
4-6 (8) Metres
Off-White - Cream
Cabo Verdean Dragon Tree
(Dracaena draco L., 1767).
Dracaena draco subsp. caboverdeana Marrero Rodr. & R.S.Almeida, 2012.
This member of the
was given this name by Salvador Rivas Martínez, Mário Fernandes Lousã,
José Carlos Augusta da Costa and Maria Cristinain Duarte in 2017. It is found in
Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), especially on the island of Sao Nicolau but also on Santo Antao and Fogo, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
lots of sun. The stem can grow to
30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from four to six or even eight metres in height. The flowers are
white-greenish to off-white or cream, the fruits red. Both are larger
than those of D. drago, and the stem significantly shorter.
The genera name from Latin;
drago; a female dragon. The species name means "from Cabo
*Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
now part of