Caralluma socotrana

This plant is one of many interesting species I found in a very small area in a valley at 320 meters altitude. A river runs through on the valley floor, supporting lots of more water demanding species, but just a few meters up the mountain slopes a rocky a harsher environment with lots of plant species dotting the landscape like a well-groomed garden.

I spent just about half a day here, but that was by far not enough.

This was the one of only two plants I found with flowers, as I visited outside the main flowering season of this magnificent endemic.

Caralluma socotrana

Caralluma socotrana

Endemic.

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