An incredible plant growing to small trees here in Stera of south Socotra. Earlier this morning I saw “bleeding” on the trunks and branches of these plants, and realized it was water. I thought it was moisture caught during the night. It was as salt as it gets! These plants stand tall and strong here as they can utilize saltwater without any damage to their health – just as mangroves do.

But mangroves do not have flowers with such a sweet scent as this!