Cyperus conglomeratus

An amazing plant that can survive being completely covered by sand for long periods. During my visit the plant was in a situation completely opposite – the roots were out in the open, and it looked like long tentacles. Yet it was vital and in full bloom! The root system seems extraordinarily wide and deep – many meters long.

This is the only place I’ve seen this species on Socotra.

Cyperus conglomeratus

Cyperus conglomeratus

Cyperus conglomeratus

Cyperus conglomeratus

Last Updated on 24 February, 2022 by morten

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