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Sandragon Tree


Sandragon Tree
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Copyright: Deon Serfontein (deons) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-06-27
Categories: Trees
Camera: Olympus C765 UZ
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-20 0:38
Viewed: 3838
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sangdragons (Pterocarpus indkus) are large, graceful trees with large roots growing from the side of the trunk like flying buttresses and a sap which is blood red—from which it gains its name (dragon's blood). Sangdragons were often planted by early settlers to demarcate land boundaries and an impressive avenue of sangdragon trees can be seen at the Mission at Sans Soucis on Mahe. The Mission was once run as a school for the children of liberated slaves, it is now a few crumbling ruins.
Many of the wonderful trees have been killed by sandragon wilt disease
It is not clear how sandragon wilt disease got to the Seychelles or indeed if it was introduced in the first place. One theory is that the fungus was already present on the islands in a non-pathogenic form prior to the current disease outbreak in 1998.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-09-20 1:28]

Hello Deon,
Very good photo presentation of this interesting tree,Pterocarpus indkus, thanks for sharing!

Hi Deon
Very interesting species (Pterocarpus indicus).Lovely presentation.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards
J.Diogo

Hi Deon,
very interesting tree. Nice composition. A lot of details.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

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