Dragon's Blood Tree, Dracaena Cinnabari

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Watch Dragon's Blood Tree, Dracaena Cinnabari video. The Dragon's Blood Tree, Dracaena Cinnabari video uploader World Viewers Stop says about, Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra dragon tree or dragon blood tree, is a dragon tree native to the Socotra archipelago part of Yemen in the Arabian Sea which is an elongated embayment of the Indian Ocean. It is so called due to the red sap that the trees produce.
The dragon blood tree is the most well known 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, which is known as "dragon's blood". Unlike most monocot plants, the Dracaenaceae display secondary growth, D. cinnabari even has growth zones resembling tree rings found in dicot tree species. Along with other arborescent Dracaena species it has a distinctive growth habit called "dracoid habitus". Its leaves are found only at the end of its youngest branches; its leaves are all shed every 3 or 4 years before new leaves simultaneously mature. Branching tends to occur when the growth of the terminal bud is stopped, due to either flowering or traumatic events.F9oB_5w_6B4