Socotran Pomegranate (Punica protopunica)

Most of the Socotran pomegranades I have encountered have been heavily browsed by goats, and this individual is no exception, except that it has been able to develop a flower that has just opened. The only reason for this is the abundance of grasses this winter, more than in a long time, the number one choice of the goats. Thus the other plant choices now have a chance to grow and produce flowers for a good while, probably until they produce seeds.

Endemic.

Elevation: 613 meters.

Socotran Pomegranate (Punica protopunica)

Last updated on 17 February 2024