Striga gesnerioides

A very peculiar plant! It pops up from the ground like aspargus, but with beautiful flowers!

I only found two groups of this species, and that was around the Detwah lagoon of west Socotra. The other was eaten by goats!

It is found throughout Africa, Arabia, Pakistan and India .

Striga genserioides

Last updated on 22 March 2023