Canary Islands, Madeira, Morocco
Tree, Drago de Canarias, Dragon's Blood Tree, Sangre de
draco, Linnaeus, 1762.
Palma draco, Mill.
Dracaena resinifera, Salisb.
Draco arbor, Garsault.
Draco draco, Linding..
Draco dragonalis, Crantz.
Drakaina draco, Raf.
Stoerkia draco, Crantz.
Yucca draco, Carrière.
Dracaena draco subsp. ajgal, Benabid & Cuzin.
Dracaena draco subsp. caboverdeana, Marrero Rodr.
This member of the
Dracaenaceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1762 and
given this name by him in 1767. It
is found on The Canary Islands, Madeira and
Morocco, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of
sun. It can grow to 20 meters in height and 1,5 meters in diameter,
given 500 - 1000 years. I have read in other places it should be
slow growing - it is fare from my experience! The flowers are crème
The genera name from Latin;
drago; a female dragon. The species name is 'dragon' again.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
now part of