The Dragon Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari): Native to the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, this evergreen is named for its dark red resin, 'Dragon's Blood'. The shape of the tree is an adaptation for survival in arid conditions with low amounts of soil. The thick leaves of the large, packed crown provides shade, reduces evaporation and aids in the survival of seedlings which grow beneath the adult tree. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_cinnabari Photo by Boris Khvostichenko…
Socotra Archipelago, Yemen. If you think the shape of this Dracaena cinnabari tree is weird, wait until you find out that its name translates to “dragon’s blood tree” thanks to its red sap, which is traditionally used as a dye.
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Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra Dragon Tree or Dragon Blood Tree, is a Dragon Tree native to the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is so called due to the red sap that the trees produce. Image Via: Divine Caroline
Socotra Island, located off the southeast coast of Yemen - Dracaena cinnabari—more commonly known as the dragon’s blood tree—is the island’s iconic species, with its upturned branches perfectly adapted to capturing moisture.
Dragon Blood Tree, Socotra, Yemen. Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra dragon tree or dragon blood tree, is native to the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is so called due to the red sap that the trees produce. (V)
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