Socotra's montane forest

Socotra is known for its hot and dry climate with sand dunes and dragon blood trees, but the island also has a forest! The Haghier mountains of the interior receive enough rain to sustain a dense and evergreen montane forest. The dragon blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari) also thrives at these elevations, giving the forest a feature found nowhere else. In addition to the evergreens there are also several deciduous tree species, like the Spiniluma discolor, adding colors of autumn during shedding.

Socotra's montane forest

Socotra's montane forest

Socotra's montane forest

Socotra's montane forest

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