There’s a small cluster of Dragon Trees at the entrances to the Botanic Gardens – they’re really dramatic and exotic looking as you can see from my photo. Does anyone know who brought them to Grahamstown?
If they were brought down the East Coast of Africa from the Socotra Islands off Yemen then they will be Dracaena cinnabari (Dragon’s Blood Trees). Alternatively they could be Dracaena draco found in the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Azores. In which case they will have made a longer journey down the West Coast of Africa and round the Cape of Good Hope.
I’ve a slightly different version of this imposing black and white image printed on metal – it’s in my ‘More Metal’ slideshow and upcoming Arts Festival exhibition.