Dracaena (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Dracaena (Sturtevant, 1919)

Dracaena draco Linn.

Liliaceae. DRAGON-TREE.

Canary Islands. The dragon tree furnished dragons-blood once considerably exported from the Canaries. At Porto Santo, one of the Madeira Islands, Cada Mosto in 1454 found the tree yielding "a kind of fruit, like to our cherries but yellow, which grows ripe in March and is of a most exquisite taste."