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.
Last Updated on 24 February, 2022 by morten