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Fingers rubbing the exuded latex (sap) of a freshly-cut Sangre de Drago tree (Croton lechleri). The red latex gives the tree its common name, which translates as dragon's blood . The latex is known locally to have medicinal properties, and is used as a wound covering. Filmed in Ecuador.
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