Jatropha unicostata

A very common tree in lower levels of Socotra which in places make widespread forests. On my trip I found these trees in full bloom here along the Detwah lagoon, whilst on other sides of the island the trees were with yellow leaves like autumn, and yet other areas completely without leaves or flowers.

The population along the Detwah lagoon were in all stages from buds, flowers to fruits as seen in this photo.

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