Cynanchum revoilii

Cynanchum revoilii

A very common species to mid-level elevations, but I have only occasionally encountered them in bloom like here. It has a strange looking fruit. Elevation: 72…


Angkalanthus oligophylla

Angkalanthus oligophylla

This is one of several endemic plant species that is threatened with extinction on Socotra. The main threat is the huge numbers of goats, and their never…


Socotran Fig (Dorstenia gigas)

Socotran Fig (Dorstenia gigas)

This is a species that is quite hard to get up and close with as it is a vertical cliff specialist. This was no exception, except that there was a way for me…


Cissus paniculata

Cissus paniculata

My first and only encounter of this species of vine on Socotra. A large and vital specimen, growing in the cracks of a vertical cliff by a creek where it was…


Socotran Fig (Dorstenia gigas)

Socotran Fig (Dorstenia gigas)

This is a species that is quite hard to get up and close with as it is a vertical cliff specialist. This was no exception, except that there was a way for me…


Socotran Fig (Dorstenia gigas)

Socotran Fig (Dorstenia gigas)

This is a species that is quite hard to get up and close with as it is a vertical cliff specialist. This was no exception, except that there was a way for me…


African Baconfig (Aizoon canariense)

African Baconfig (Aizoon canariense)

Inconspicuous but commonly found in sandy plains of the coast and further inland. This is the first I've found with flowers. It is found throughout much of…


Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)

Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)

An invasive species, introduced by humans. Native range is Texas to Central America, Caribbean.