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information about yemen  HadiboYemen, Shabwah
in Diksum Area, Socotra
Uploaded: Nov, 19 2007 | Taken: Nov, 09 2007| Viewed: 55 times  | 6 votes

marianne - Nov, 19 2007 09:11am
Neda,
These trees have an amazing shape. Do they grow like this to catch the sun? or is there another reason?

frenchfrog - Nov, 19 2007 02:11pm
Great composition, the shape is really amazing, it looks like they have been trimed!

zrusseff - Nov, 19 2007 06:11pm
Neda, those trees are awesome - do you know what they are called? Do they get much rain in Yemen? The trees look quite green & lush.
thanks.
Zellah

lioness - Nov, 19 2007 07:11pm
These trees are endemic to Socotra. Their closest relative is a Drago tree of the Canary Islands.
Dragon Blood Tree is in danger of extinction. It takes them thousands of years to grow to this actual size. They are shaped in such a way to absorb and retain water. Their resin was used for various purposes, such as dye, stopping blood, decorative purposes...

zrusseff - Nov, 20 2007 10:11pm
Neda, thanks for the info. That is amazing that it takes thousands of years to get the size in the photo. What stories they would tell if they could talk!


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