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Socotra - Dracaena cinnabari

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7 mysterious places on earth- Alien looking umbrella-shaped “blood trees” are found only in Socotra, a four island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Post: 7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth. via Hub Pages Dracaena Cinnabari, Mysterious Places On Earth, Mysterious Things, Dragon Blood Tree, Out Of This World, Natural Wonders, Amazing Nature, Belle Photo, Mother Earth

Dragon's Blood Tree Socotra Island, Yemen. | UTAOT

The Dragon blood tree is arguably 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 upside-down umbrella". This evergreen species is named after its dark red resin, that is known as "dragon's blood".

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Socotra Island: Exploring the Land of the Dragon's Blood Tree

There are few places left on earth where aeons past feel so alive. One such spot is the island of Socotra, part of the Republic of Yemen—though 250 miles away in the Arabian Sea. Herodotus wrote of it, as did Marco Polo, and the frankincense that burned in the temples of ancient Greece and Egypt was harvested here. Andrew Cockburn takes a trip back in time to the home of the Dragon's Blood Tree.

The Dracaena cinnabari is more commonly known as the Socotra dragon tree, as it is native to Socotra Island in Yemen. It is also sometimes referred to as the dragon blood tree because it has a dark crimson resin. Dragon Blood Tree, Dragon Tree, World's Most Beautiful, Beautiful Places, Amazing Places, Beautiful Dragon, Wonderful Places, Tree Seeds, Tree Photography

Dragon Blood Tree, Socotra, Yemen [1556x1040]

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