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The Dragon Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari)is the most famous and distinctive plant of the island of Socotra. It has a unique and strange appearance. This evergreen species is named after its dark red resin, which is known as “Dragon’s Blood”.
The dragon’s blood tree usually produces its flowers around February, though flowering does vary with location. The flowers tend to grow at the end of the branches. The flowers have inflorescences, and they bear small clusters of fragrant, white or green flowers.
The fruits take five months to completely mature. The fruits are described as a fleshy berry, which changes from green to black as it gradually ripens.