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 well known for their distinctive look, with umbrella-shaped branches extending from their trunks, producing a recognizable and striking silhouette.
The capacity of these trees to generate a deep red resin from their trunks, which has been utilized for different things throughout history, such as a medicinal component and to color clothes, is what makes them so unique. 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 being made to safeguard these trees, which stand in for the amazing biodiversity on our world.