Jbel Imzi

  • Valley

Located in the remote Anezi territory, northeast of Tiznit, in the western portion of the Anti-Atlas, Jbel Imzi reaches a height of 1500m. Due to its inaccessibility, it preserves remarkable ecosystems. On either side of its gorges, beautiful stands of an endemic tree known as the “Ajgal Dragon Tree” flourish. This tree resembles a palm with a dense and peculiar foliage resting on multiple trunks, reaching heights of 6 to 10 meters. The name “Ajgal” is the local Berber vernacular name for the dragon tree, meaning “the inaccessible.” It is characterized by its resin, which oozes from wounds and, when dried, turns into a reddish dye. It is said to have been used for

millennia, including in the creation of ancient rock paintings in caves.Â

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