The Dragon’s Blood Trees, also known as Dracaena cinnabari, can only be found in the Socotra archipelago off the coast of Yemen. These trees are famous for their unique appearance, featuring umbrella-shaped branches that extend from their trunks, creating a distinct and impressive silhouette.
What makes these trees truly special is their ability to produce a deep red resin from their trunks, which has been used for various purposes throughout history, such as dyeing fabrics and as a medicinal ingredient. The resin’s resemblance to dragon’s blood is what gives the tree its name.
Unfortunately, these trees are endangered due to habitat loss and overharvesting of the resin. Conservation efforts are underway to protect these trees, which symbolize the incredible biodiversity found on our planet.