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Dragon's Blood Tree of Socotra Island



Socotra is part of the Republic of Yemen. It is one of the most-isolated landforms on Earth of continental origin. Socotra is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean. The largest island, also called Socotra, is about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago. The most amazing features about this Socotra island is the Dragon's Blood Tree.


Dragon's Blood Tree is also known as Socotra Dragon Tree and the scientific name is Dracaena cinnabari. The Dragon blood tree is the most famous and distinctive plant of the island of Socotra. It has a unique and strange appearance, described as "upturned, densely-packed crown having the shape of an uprightly held umbrella". This evergreen species is named after its dark red resin, that is known as "dragon's blood".


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