The Dragon Tree | Earth Day Festival in Santa Barbara, CA

IMG_1034The Dragon Tree / Dracaena cinnabari

The Dragon blood tree is the most famous and distinctive plant of the island of Socotra. It has a unique and strange appearance, described as “upturned, densely-packed crown having the shape of an upside-down umbrella”. This evergreen species is named after its dark red resin, that is known as “dragon’s blood”.—Wikipedia

IMG_1031Dance, Earth Day Festival, Alameda Park

I forgot my camera so I took the pictures at the end of the day.

IMG_1024A Monumental Fig Tree

IMG_1023

About these ads

2 Responses

  1. This tree is often cited as having the largest trunk circumference in the world. Critics, for a long time thought, that it might actually represent the fused trunks of several different individuals. However, recent study of DNA samples from the tree using random amplified polymorphic DNA indicates that it is in fact a single individual (Dorado et al. 1996).

  2. Thanks for the info, Robert.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 845 other followers

%d bloggers like this: