Monday, October 5, 2015

Dragon Tree



Dracaena draco, native to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Madeira,
at the downtown Paço de Arcos park.
(The most amazing species is native to Socotra Island (Yemen) at the Arabian Sea.)

16 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

What a great looking tree. We both have unusual trees posted today.

My Life in the Charente said...

Interesting trees. Are they edible? Have a good week Diane

Kathy said...


A very unusual tree. Did you know that Canary Islanders came to Texas in the 1700s and settled in the San Antonio area where they were sent here by the Kind of Spain? Many of their descendants still live there.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I love the dragon tree and what great shots for the day!! Hope you have a great new week, Jose!! Enjoy -- camera in hand, of course!!

RedPat said...

It is a wonderful tree, JM!

Lowell said...

We have some smaller sabal palms that remind me of these. I see all those berries and I think, "Oh boy, they are messy!" We had a messy palm next to our pool on the other side of Ocala. Black berries. Very messy!

Birdman said...

Breathing fire too, I see.

Bill said...

They are well named! Thanks for sharing these.

Halcyon said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen one of these in person. Love the berries.

Photo Cache said...

So that's what this is called. I see them around.

William Kendall said...

Quite an eye catching tree.

Bob Crowe said...

Way over here we forget that Portugal is semi-arid, with a climate perhaps more akin to Los Angeles. Well, if we knew anyone around here beside ourselves who has been to Portugal. We know lots of Brits who love it but not our own neighbors.

Karl Demetz said...

A great looking tree !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They are amazing José, my sister has one in her back garden, always interesting g to check it out!

orvokki said...

Really amazig tree, lovely !

Jack said...

This is quite a fine tree.