Socotra plant 50 (Helicrysum)

A beautiful specimen, untouched by goats and growing to its full potential and one day filled with inflorescences. The vertical cliffs of Socotra are safe havens for many species that otherwise would have been browsed by the goats, leaving their growth stunted and the species almost unrecognizable.

According to A G Miller and M Morris this is a species restricted to limestone cliffs, as is the case for this individual. Furthermore they have, in lack of a scientific name, named it Helicrysum Sp. B. They have identified 4 such species on Socotra, Helicrysum A-D. Unfortunately this individual ha no infloresences on the way, so other characters are used to identify it, in this case the leaves loosely clustered, greyish green, white hairy beneath, spatulate, nerves radiating from base.


Last Updated on 11 March, 2023 by morten

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