Plants in Israel | Dracaena draco

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Dracaena draco, Canary Island Dragon Tree, Drago, Dragon Tree,
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Scientific name:  Dracaena draco (L).L.
Synonym name:   Asparagus draco L., Dracaena ombet Kotschy & Peyr., Yucca draconis L.
Common name:  Canary Island Dragon Tree, Drago, Dragon Tree
Hebrew name:  דרקנה קנרית , דרצנה קנרית, עץ הדרקון
Family:  Ruscaceae (Dracaenaceae)

Flores em Israel, flores exóticas

Life form:  Tree
Stems:   Trunk up to 12 m tall; trunk branches dichotomously (repeated branching into two equal parts) after flowering; a reddish resin, Dragon's Blood, exudes from damaged bark
Leaves:  Dense umbrella-shaped canopy of thick swordshaped leaves
Inflorescence:  Terminal panicle of greenish-white flowers
Flowers:  Greenish-white flowers
Fruit:  Orange berries
Flowering Period:  Summer
Origin:  Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira
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Derivation of the botanical name:
Dracaena, Greek, drakaina, a female dragon; an alternative theory suggests that the genus ia named after Sir Francis Drake (1545-1596), a British explorer, slave-trader, privateer (a pirate working for a government) in the service of England, mayor of Plymouth, England, and naval officer (he was an Admiral).
draco, draco, δρακων, οντοϛ, serpent, snake, dragon; dragon.
Asparagus, an ancient Greek name for the plant.
ombet, is a vernacular name of the species in the Bedani language of the Sudan.
Yucca, from the Carib name for manihot or cassava, a genus belonging to the Euphorbia and erroneously used to these liliaceous evergreen shrubs or small trees with rosettes of sword-shaped leaves.
draconis, Greek draconis, dragon.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Kotschy is used to indicate Carl Georg Theodor Kotschy (1813 – 1866), an Austrian botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Peyr is used to indicate Johann Joseph Peyritsch (1835 – 1889), an Austrian physician and botanist.

Martha's backyard, exotic flowers,Dracaena draco, Canary Island Dragon Tree, Drago, Dragon Tree, דרקנה קנרית , דרצנה קנרית, עץ הדרקון


Martha's backyard, exotic flowers,Dracaena draco, Canary Island Dragon Tree, Drago, Dragon Tree, דרקנה קנרית , דרצנה קנרית, עץ הדרקון