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…

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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…

Oh my! Dragon’s Blood trees (Dracaena cinnabari) of the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean

Oh my! Dragon’s Blood trees (Dracaena cinnabari) of the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean

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.

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.

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

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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.

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)

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)

With UFO-like dragon's blood trees as its most notable feature, the island of Socotra looks like it was transported to Earth from a distant planet.

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With UFO-like dragon's blood trees as its most notable feature, the island of Socotra looks like it was transported to Earth from a distant planet.

Socotra Archipelago, Yemen. Asian travel Nha Trang tourist paradise 2015. http://dulichnhatrang24h.com

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Socotra Archipelago, Yemen. Asian travel Nha Trang tourist paradise 2015. http://dulichnhatrang24h.com

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