The Dragon Tree

by: Karina Trejo

About

This tree has an interesting history. It has been used in many stories in Greek mythology. It is believed that the sap from the tree has healing qualities to cure diseases and wounds. The gum extracted from the roots of the tree has been used in toothpaste.

Causes of Endangerment

Many people over collect this plant and use them for different things. Another reason this tree is going endangered is because the seeds are being eaten by animals. Habitat loss is a problem and some wildfires have destroyed these trees.

Not much is being done to protect these plants. Plans on protecting this plant must be put into practice if it wants a chance of surviving.

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