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Vegetation in the archipelago consists of baobabs and kapoks, but also of draecena, a plant used for colouring rum

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The dragon-tree Cape Verde
Amy Adejokun
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A tree that is a thousand years old, the dragon-tree, produces very red sap that is used to colour the local rum, the Grogue. The rest of the flora is quite limited. It is restricted to the baobabs and the silk-cotton trees.

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The dragon-tree

The dragon-tree , Cape Verde
The dragon-tree © Easyvoyage.com
The dragon-tree , Cape Verde
The dragon-tree © Easyvoyage.com
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