Cadaba insularis

Cadaba insularis

This individual is able to hold on to life by growing entangled with a Lycium sokotranum. Lycium sokotranum is also…


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…


Socotra plant

Socotra plant (unknown)

Elevation: 595 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,…


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.…


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…


Socotra plant

Socotra plant

Elevation: 626 meters.


Commiphora socotrana

Commiphora socotrana

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


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,…


Boswellia scopulorum

Boswellia scopulorum

Boswellia scopulorum is found in few and isolated areas where they escape the goats atop huge limestone boulders and in…


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…


Hemionitis scioana

Hemionitis scioana

A common fern found in Socotra’s shady locations, and very easy to recognize during growth as the leaves are covered…