Cadaba insularis

Cadaba insularis

This individual is able to hold on to life by growing entangled with a Lycium sokotranum. Lycium sokotranum is also very popular with goats, so here two…


Boswellia nana

Boswellia nana

Boswellia nana is found in few and isolated areas where they are heavily browsed by the goats. I have not found a single specimen growing to its full…


Socotra plant

Socotra plant (unknown)

Elevation: 595 meters. Socotra plant


Socotran Hullwort (Coleus socotranus)

Socotran Hullwort (Coleus socotranus)

In some areas the Socotran hullwort is found as sporadic individuals, while in other locations they are quite numerous, as is the case here in the limestone…


Barleria aculeata

Barleria aculeata

Even though this species has spiny leaves, the goats have no problem eating away at them, as seen in this individual. The fact that there is much more grasses…


Coelocarpum socotranum

Coelocarpum socotranum

This is one of two species in the genus. This species grows to less than 50 cm in height, while the other, Coelocarpum haggierensis, grows to the size of a…


Commiphora socotrana

Commiphora socotrana

In places very common. Key distinction: leaflets crenate-dentate opposed to entire in commiphora parviflora. Endemic. Elevation: 43 meters.


Socotran Hullwort (Coleus socotranus)

Socotran Hullwort (Coleus socotranus)

In some areas the Socotran hullwort is found as sporadic individuals, while in other locations they are quite numerous, as is the case here in the limestone…


Boswellia scopulorum

Boswellia scopulorum

Boswellia scopulorum is found in few and isolated areas where they escape the goats atop huge limestone boulders and in vertical cliffs. 22 October 2023…


Socotra Star-Chestnut (Sterculia africana socotrana)

Socotra Star-Chestnut (Sterculia africana socotrana)

A young individual struggling with overcoming the incessant browsing by the goats. Only by incredible chance will this individual grow a shoot that is high…