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Originally posted on January 4, 2016 @ 8:11 am
Meet The Bloodwood Tree
I’ve seen some pretty wild stuff out in nature and this Bloodwood tree is right up on the list of some of that craziness. This is a video showing you what it looks like when cut into a Bloodwood tree with a chainsaw. The sap from the Bloodwood tree is the same color and consistency as blood. After this post check out how to make a pretty sweet wooden speed loader.
Pterocarpus angolensis is a kind of teak native to southern Africa, known by various names such as Kiaat, Mukwa, and Muninga. It is also called the Bloodwood tree, so named for the tree’s remarkable dark red colored sap. A chopped trunk or or a damaged branch of the tree starts dripping deep red fluid, almost like a severed limb of an animal. The sticky, reddish-brown sap seals the wound to promote healing. Via – AmusingPlanet
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