Rotang Dragon's Blood is a hard, somewhat chalky dark reddish resin obtained through extraction of rattan palms in the Calamus genus. The resin is often not distinguished from Djerang Dragon's Blood of the Daemonorops genus. Native to Eastern Asia, this dragon's blood resin creates a lot of smoke when placed upon a hot charcoal. The smoke produced by Rotang is deep, resinous and floral. While very similar to Djerang (they both come from the rattan palm family), Rotang burns a little cleaner with less of the husky undertones. The aroma is quite different and more pleasant than that produced by "true" dragon's blood resins from the Dracaena genus. Dragon's bloods from the rattan palms have found themselves a niche in modern occult and popular incense mixtures.
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