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Some Socotran plants
« on: May 08, 2021, 12:46:49 PM »
Spending a dreich day clearing out files from the computer and came across these photographs from previous trips to Socotra (island to east of Somalia and south of Yemen)


 Adenium obesum subsp. socotranum - habitat


Adenium obesum subsp. socotranum


Adenium obesum subsp. socotranum 
« Last Edit: May 08, 2021, 01:30:43 PM by Maggi Young »
Yemen, what a country ... Haraz mountains, Socotra, Sana'a, Hadramaut, the empty quarter.... a country of stunning, mind altering beauty...and the friendliest of people.

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Re: Some Socotran plants
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2021, 12:48:50 PM »
Five more

     Aloe jawiyon (poss.)


    Aloe perryi - habitat


    Aloe perryi Socotra


    Caralluma socotrana - flowers 


    Caralluma socotrana
« Last Edit: May 08, 2021, 01:32:08 PM by Maggi Young »
Yemen, what a country ... Haraz mountains, Socotra, Sana'a, Hadramaut, the empty quarter.... a country of stunning, mind altering beauty...and the friendliest of people.

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Re: Some Socotran plants
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 12:50:46 PM »
and another five including an arboreal Cucumber.

     Carulluma socotrana - detail

 
    Cissus hamaderohensis


    Cissus subaphylla


    Dendrosicyos socotrana


    Dendrosicyus socotrana (Cucurbitaceae)
« Last Edit: May 08, 2021, 01:33:45 PM by Maggi Young »
Yemen, what a country ... Haraz mountains, Socotra, Sana'a, Hadramaut, the empty quarter.... a country of stunning, mind altering beauty...and the friendliest of people.

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Re: Some Socotran plants
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2021, 12:52:30 PM »
and yet another five


Dorstenia gigas - karst


Dorstenia gigas and Dracaena cinnabari



Dracaena cinnabari - in flower



Dracaena cinnabari



Dracaena cinnabari - woodland
« Last Edit: May 08, 2021, 01:35:50 PM by Maggi Young »
Yemen, what a country ... Haraz mountains, Socotra, Sana'a, Hadramaut, the empty quarter.... a country of stunning, mind altering beauty...and the friendliest of people.

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Re: Some Socotran plants
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2021, 12:54:46 PM »
and a final four


 Euphorbia arbuscula


 Euphorbia spiralis


Euphorbia spiralis with Kalanchoe farinacea - Homhil Socotra


 Exacum caeruleum (endemic)
« Last Edit: May 08, 2021, 01:37:17 PM by Maggi Young »
Yemen, what a country ... Haraz mountains, Socotra, Sana'a, Hadramaut, the empty quarter.... a country of stunning, mind altering beauty...and the friendliest of people.

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Re: Some Socotran plants
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2021, 01:38:40 PM »
Great to see more  of the  extraordinary flora of Socotra - thanks, Frazer!
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