From afar these bushy plants look like a mess of sticks, but when in bloom a visit up close reveals beautiful inflorescences and naturally pollinating insects.

Socotra has a huge number of endemic plants and many are so strange that you really feel you’re on a different planet. This species is not endemic, so it’s found many places in the region other than this island. This is one of many I found around the Detwah lagoon in the west of Socotra.

Euphorbia schimperi

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