Cadaba insularis

This is likely the last mature individual on Socotra, of this critically endangered species. This tree is possibly several hundred years old as it is a very slow growing hardwood.

There are less than 20 individuals known in the wild, and unfortunately there is so far no success in procreation. For now this species has not given us the understanding needed to make seeds germinate or for cuttings to grow, like the Boswellias do. One day, hopefully, we will break the code and save it from extinction.

Elevation: 69 meters.

Endemic.

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Cadaba insularis

Cadaba insularis

Cadaba insularis

Cadaba insularis

Cadaba insularis

Cadaba insularis

Last updated on 23 February 2024