• Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra dragon tree, or dragon

6/20/2021, 6:36:54 AM
• Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra dragon tree, or dragon blood tree, is a unique tree that is one of the most peculiar trees in the world. • The tree has a distinctive external shape that makes it look like a huge umbrella, as the leaves grow only at the end of branches and point upwards. It has many branches; it grows by dichotomy, which means that each branch is divided into two until the leaves finally grow on the branches' ends. • It produces a lot of green leaves that are renewed every three or four years; they fall and other leaves grow in their place. • The dragon blood tree is a rare plant categorized under the dracaena genus of the Asparagaceae family. It grows in rocky grounds and on high locations . • where it preserves water for many years; it is drought-tolerant and can adapt to arid conditions in which there is less water and soil. • The dragon blood tree dates back to over 50 million years; it first appeared in the Mediterranean. It can now be found in a nature reserve containing 360 species of endangered plants and animals in Socotra, Yemen. It can also be found on Mount Dhofar in Oman, and in some subtropical forests. Source : bibalex Photographer 📷 @danielkordan

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