A very hardy and salt tolerant species that I found commonly close to the ocean, as here on the beautiful beach of Shuab in west Socotra, and you can see the many salt crystals on the leaves.

Sokotranum has cyllindrical leaves opposed to paulayanum’s obovate.


  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 s