Djerang (aka. SumatranDragon's Blood) is a dense, very hard, deep red resin obtained from rattan palms in the Daemonorops genus. The resin is often not distinguished from Rotang Dragon's Blood of the Calamus genus. Native to Sumatra, this dragon's blood resin liquifies and creates a lot of smoke when smoldered upon a hot charcoal. The smoke produced by Djerang is deep, resinous and floral. While very similar to Rotang (they both come from the rattan palm family), Djerang burns quicker and produces more pronounced 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. Djerang Dragon's Blood is associated with the Fire element and Mars is thought to be its celestial body.
Kingdom: Group: Family: Genus: Species:
Plantae Angiosperms Arecaceae Daemonorops draco
Daemonorops draco is
native to Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sumatra.
Dragon's Blood Palm, Indonesian Dragon's Blood, Sumatran Dragon' Blood
Latin tongues: Palmier à résine rouge (French), Palmier sang de dragon (French)
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