In news: Researchers have discovered Dracaena cambodiana, a dragon tree species in the Dongka Sarpo area of West Karbi Anglong in Assam.
More about it:
- This plant yields a bright red resin used since ancient times as medicine, body oil, varnish, incense and dye.
- Sap of this plant turns bright red after coming in contact with air.
- This is the first time that a dragon tree species has been reported from India.