Oldenlandia balfourii

A beautiful specimen of Oldenlandia balfourii, at its full potential. Usually the species is gobbled up by the goats, but at the time I visited there was still plenty of grasses to eat. Only when they have exhausted the stock of grasses will they find their next favourite species on their list. Adding to this, this individual is growing on a cliff wall, out of reach for the goats.

I have encounter this species on Skand, the highest peak of Socotra, where they were only visible deep inside thickets and bushes where the goats were unable to reach. This individual is the first one I have seen reaching such lush and grand size, with such abundance of flowers.


Elevation: 415 meters.

Last Updated on 10 March, 2023 by morten

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