Asparagaceae (asparagus family) Dracaena

Dracaena draco dragon tree

Canary Islands
Dracaena draco. John Rawlings, ca. 2005

About 3-feet high in Arizona Garden. Mature tree transplants from the Stanford residence to university grounds 1889–1891 had died by the late 1930s. One of the last know specimens was in the outer NE circle of the Inner Quad; see entry and photo in Albert Wilson (1938) Distintive Trees, Shrubs, and Vines in the Gardens of the San Francisco Peninsula.

Illustrations: gallery.

Related material: Dracaena entry of Species Lost list.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the main text of this entry ca. 2005.