The vertical cliffs of Socotra are very important safe havens for many plant species on Socotra as there they are safe from goats. Thus they are able to grow and disperse seeds. This was my very first encounter of this species and at this location I found many individuals in a small area. All growing in cracks of the vertical cliff, which made it very difficult to get close to for me, just like for the goats.
The fruits are rounded-elliptic and flattened, with broad wings, a distinct feature of this species. When not fruiting, it is often possible to compare the shape of the loaves to mature neighboring individuals, as this species is often found in good numbers in favorable habitats.
Last Updated on 12 September, 2023 by morten