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Author Topic: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra  (Read 6205 times)

Harry Jans

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flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« on: December 08, 2012, 04:41:32 PM »
Dear friends,

Want you to know that two new Photo Albums are uploaded to my website.

Kyrgyzstan trip (April/May 2012) can be found here
Yemen, Socotra Archipelago (Oct./Nov. 2012) can be found here

The most special plant I found in Kyrgyzstan was Kaufmannia brachyanthera (looks like a Primula) and Hepatica falconeri. Next to these Tulipa, Androsace, Hegemone, etc. Also two species of Adonis which names are not 100% yet.

My last trip was to the Socotra Archipelago, no alpines, but................ many super plants. The highlight are the Dragon's Blood trees (Dracaena cinnabari). I was very luck to find also the endemic Socotrella dolichocnema and Oldenlandia pulvinata in flower.

Here some samples of what I saw.
8422 = Kaufmannia brachyanthera
8441 = Hepatica falconeri
5985 = Dracaena cinnabari
7087 = Socotrella dolichocnema
4799 = Oldenlandia pulvinata

« Last Edit: December 08, 2012, 05:24:54 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 04:51:52 PM »
So envious of you getting to see Hepatica falconeri!!!! :o

 
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Re: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2012, 04:54:43 PM »


Wau! Beautiful!

Thank's Harry!

Best Regards!  zvone
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Re: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 05:03:37 PM »
Those are some of the coolest plants I've ever seen!  The Draceana trees are out of this world.  Thanks for showing these.

Didn't know where Socotra was so I googled:
http://yemen.way-nifty.com/blog/2011/11/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socotra
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Re: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2012, 05:16:57 PM »
And then you even got to see Ledebouria grandifolia on Socotra!!! Would love to grow that. It looks somewhat like a Merwilla. Not sure the other species, but I've heard there are two other endemics not yet named on Socotra.
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Re: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2012, 05:29:17 PM »
Great trips again Harry- thanks for sharing!

Forumist  Frazer Henderson is a great fan of Socotra, he has shown various posts from his trips, for instance    here
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Re: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2012, 06:23:25 PM »
Very nice pictures harry,especially those Dracaena,s .
Yesterday i saw you on the television at the evening news ;)
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Re: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2012, 06:36:47 PM »
Harry, I am very impressed of these wonderful pics. I have never seen Dracaena cinnabari in
nature as well as in a picture.
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Re: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2012, 07:19:44 PM »
here some Adonis from Kyrgyzstan

all A. turkestanica
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Re: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2012, 07:25:54 PM »
Another Adonis and I am not 100% sure about the name.
It is very hairy.
Adonis tianschanica ???
Who knows?
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Re: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2012, 08:32:47 PM »
As always Harry , great pictures and plants . Most of the Socotran plants we don't have seen before !
I wil surely take my time to admire them on your website . Ideal for a cold winterevening like today .     
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2012, 09:12:37 PM »
Great pics, Thanks for sharing  :)
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Re: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2012, 09:19:28 PM »
Oh my, Harry ... sensational as always ... Adonis to die for and Oldenlandia ... phew!!! 
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Re: flowers from Kyrgyzstan & Socotra
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 10:54:17 AM »
Harry,
we got a sneak preview when Diana showed us her pics of Kyrgystan at our local meeting! :)
Fascinating stuff, but as Cliff says that Oldenlandia! Amazing! :o
Looking forward to seeing you in NZ for the Study Weekend in February!
cheers
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2012, 03:25:55 PM »
Hello Harry great plants really cheered me up pretty  foul weather just now thank you, cheers Ian the Christie kind
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