Commiphora planifrons

This individual is running out of water, and soon the leaves will wither and drop to the ground. For the time being they are a beautiful addition to the color palette of the Socotri landscape.

This stunted, prostrate and gnarly plant would have been a tree were it not for the countless goats that eat at them. Around this specimen there are many just like it, but one individual has for unknown reasons evaded them.

When the leaves are gone you will miss this individual completely as it looks like a rock.

Elevation: 409 meters.


Commiphora planifrons

Last updated on 23 February 2024