Cucumis prophetarum

On the steep cliffs of west Socotra on the way to Shuab beach I found many interesting plants and some untouched by goats. This rather large cucumis prophetarum was still in great shape and would perhaps be able to make ripe seeds before the lack of water completely suspends all life.

Native range is Mauritania to Arabian Peninsula, West Asia to India.

Last updated on 10 July 2024