04 July, 2007

Dragon's Blood Tree

Name: Drgon Blood Tree or Socotra Dragon Tree.
Scientific Name: Dracaena Cinnabari.
Habitat: Horn of Africa and mainly the Soqotra Archipelago.
Status: Endangered
As it is only found in one of the remotest and least visited places on earth: the Socotra Archipelago and the Horn of Africa, most people will never ever see this fascinating tree. It gets its name from a red resin that the tree produces, that is used for dyeing and as medicine.
More info: Worldplants, Botanical, IUCN, Arkive, BBC, Wikipedia, Encyclopaedia
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