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Strange plants of Socotra IslandDorstenia gigas - apparently does not require any soil and sinks roots straight into the bare rock

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Socotra in Yemen

Socotra in Yemen

The strange trees of Socotra - Two dragon blood trees and a desert rose in Homhil, Socotra by Kate B Dixon, via Flickr

Two Dragon's Blood trees (Dracaena Cinnabari)and a Desert Rose (Adenium obesum socotranum) on the Homhil Plateau , Socotra Island , in Indian Ocean .

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How to: Travel to Socotra Island, Yemen

Socotra Island, Yemen. One of the most alien looking places on earth…

Socotra Island, Yemen. One of the most alien looking places on earth.

Socotra Island - This island in Yemen is home to some of the most rare plant life on Earth. Almost a third of the unique vegetation on this quiet island can ONLY be found here!

Socotra Archipelago, in the northwest Indian Ocean near the Gulf of Aden, is 250 km long and comprises four islands and two rocky islets which appear as a prolongation of the Horn of Africa. The site is of universal importance because of its biodiversity with rich and distinct flora and fauna: 37% of Socotra’s 825 plant species, 90% of its reptile species and 95% of its land snail species do not occur anywhere else in the world.

Socotra Archipelago, in the northwest Indian Ocean near the Gulf of Aden, is 250 km long and comprises four islands and two rocky islets which appear as a prolongation of the Horn of Africa. The site is of universal importance because of its biodiversity with rich and distinct flora and fauna: 37% of Socotra’s 825 plant species, 90% of its reptile species and 95% of its land snail species do not occur anywhere else in the world.

Pachypodium Rosulatum Gracilius. © Inaki Caperochipi Photography

Pachypodium Rosulatum Gracilius. © Inaki Caperochipi Photography

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Роза пустыни. Дерево архипелага Сокотра. Йемен.

Dorstenia gigas and Adenium socotranum in habitat (Socotra):

Isla de Socotra, Yemen

Global Spotlight: Socotra, Yemen

Around 700 species) is endemic to Socotra Island. Therefore, Socotra Island is considered to be the most alien place on Earth.

Socotra: l'isola delle piante bizzarre

Socotra: l'isola delle piante bizzarre

Strange plants of Socotra Island - the ever-strange and extremely rare Cucumber Tree (dendrosicyos socotranum) - and yes, it's related to what's sitting in a pickle jar in your fridge:

Pachypodium rosulatum var gracilius 1 - next picture

Pachypodium rosulatum var gracilius 1 - next picture

Adenium obesum in Socotra

Photos of Homhil in Socotra that is home to lot of frankincense trees belonging to genus Boswellia, in addition to Adenium obesum socotranum, cucumber trees and other rare succulents. Pictures of Adenium obesum.

Different plants strange and rare

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