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Dracaena


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(family Agavaceae)

A genus mostly of trees whose stems branch and thicken by an extrafascicular cambium (see fascicular cambium). D. draco is the dragon tree. Trunks of several species exude dragon's-blood resin. There are about 40 species, occurring in the Old World tropics and subtropics.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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