Commiphora kua

Commiphora kua

Of all the 5 species of Commiphora on Socotra this is the only one that is not endemic. It is also the only one that is a shrub no taller than 1 meter and is…


Commiphora kua

Commiphora kua

Of all the 5 species of Commiphora on Socotra this is the only one that is not endemic. It is also the only one that is a shrub no taller than 1 meter and is…


Commiphora planifrons

Commiphora planifrons

This species is found seemingly sporadic on Socotra, but for every tree there are countless prostrate and gnarly individuals that are doomed to eternal…


Commiphora planifrons

Commiphora planifrons

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…


Commiphora planifrons

Commiphora planifrons

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…


Commiphora planifrons

Commiphora planifrons

This stunted, prostrate and gnarly plant would have been a tree were it not for the countless goats that eat at them. the long and vibrant shoot looks…


Boswellia hesperia

Boswellia hesperia

A new species of Boswellia for Socotra, yet to be confirmed and accepted scientifically. It has a very limited range, and all individuals are heavily browsed…


Boswellia hesperia

Boswellia hesperia

A new species of Boswellia for Socotra, yet to be confirmed and accepted scientifically. It has a very limited range, and all individuals are heavily browsed…


Commiphora planifrons

Commiphora planifrons

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…


Commiphora planifrons

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…