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Cutting a dragon's blood tree

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DR MORLEY READ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR MORLEY READ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Man cutting the bark of a Sangre de Grado tree (Croton lechleri), to show the red latex that gives the plant its common name, which translates to 'Dragon's blood'. The red latex has antioxidant and medicinal properties, and is used by native peoples as a liquid bandage for wound coverings. Filmed in Ecuador.

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  • Duration: 00:00:08.1
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  • Codec: Photo - JPEG

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