Socotra is home to least 9 endemic species of Boswellia, which is a spectacular feat! They are incredible survivalists and most of them cling to bare rock as this one is, halfway into a shallow cave.
The foliage is lush and is a clear sign of recent rains. Yet it is perhaps their flowers that are most eye-catching. Based on the withered inflorescences and dispersed seeds, this tree was in bloom many months ago.
Elevation: 89 meters.
This is the complete list of all the 10 Boswellia species found in the Socotra Archipelago:
Found only on the island of Samha:
In addition there are numerous hybrids and varieties that will keep botanists busy.
Last Updated on 14 October, 2023 by morten