Cynanchum revoilii

Cynanchum revoilii

This is a strange looking, but edible fruit. I've encountered many in bloom in the northwest this visit, but only this…


Tetrastigma rumicispermum

Tetrastigma rumicispermum

Tetrastigma rumicispermum is found in Sikkim's tropical to temperate biomes to 2500 meters elevation. Elevation: 1936…


Sikkim plant

Sikkim plant

Elevation: 2775 meters.


Giant Himalayan Lily (Cardiocrinum giganteum)

Giant Himalayan Lily (Cardiocrinum giganteum)

The Giant Himalayan Lily is found in Sikkim's subtropical to temperate biomes to around 3700 meters elevation.…


Himalayan Strawberry (Fragaria nubicola)

Himalayan Strawberry (Fragaria nubicola)

Himalayan Strawberry is found in Sikkim's subtropical to alpine biomes to 4300 meters elevation. Elevation: 3636…


Fragaria daltoniana

Fragaria daltoniana

Fragaria daltoniana is found in Sikkim's temperate biome to 3800 meters elevation. Elevation: 3198 meters. Native range…


Gaultheria trichophylla

Gaultheria trichophylla

Gaultheria trichophylla is found in Sikkim's temperate to alpine biomes up to 5000 meters elevation. Elevation: 3198…


Socotran Pomegranate (Punica protopunica)

Socotran Pomegranate (Punica protopunica)

A vibrant, healthy and quite tall Punica protopunica, found next to the walls of the north east of Socotra. These…


Geranium biuncinatum

Geranium biuncinatum

The vertical cliffs of the north-east Socotra are home to many plant species that thrive in the protective shadow of…


Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)

Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)

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


Christ's Thorn Jujube (Ziziphus spina-christi)

Christ’s Thorn Jujube (Ziziphus spina-christi)

A very popular fruit with Socotris. I have yet to taste one, as these lovely fruits were out of reach for me to pick.…