Archive for 'Asclepiadaceae'

Caralluma socotrana

During my 14 day stay on Socotra I only found this plant with a seed pod. And in what an exquisite state! The pod has just opened, and the seeds are yet to be dispersed by the wind. Timing is everything, but I think luck is a great part as well 😉 Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: […]

Caralluma socotrana

This plant is one of many interesting species I found in a very small area in a valley at 320 meters altitude. A river runs through on the valley floor, supporting lots of more water demanding species, but just a few meters up the mountain slopes a rocky a harsher environment with lots of plant […]

Caralluma socotrana

This plant is one of many interesting species I found in a very small area in a valley at 320 meters altitude. A river runs through on the valley floor, supporting lots of more water demanding species, but just a few meters up the mountain slopes a rocky a harsher environment with lots of plant […]

Caralluma socotrana UV

A mesmerizing flower in shape, texture and color which is almost completely dark in UV. Endemic. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/100 s

Pergularia tomentosa

Very distinct seed pods! In fact everything about this plant is unmistakable – there is no need for flowers, or even seedpods to identify it. Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Pergularia tomentosa

The hairs on the leaves cast a whitish hue, which together with the heart-shaped makes this plant unmistakable in any vegetative state. Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/320 s

Pergularia tomentosa

I found this plant in many locations around sea level, but only on the beach of Shuab in the west of Socotra did I find one with perfect flowers. Most other plants were either past bloom or had run out of water and were drooping. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 […]

Pergularia tomentosa UV

Also this plant holds no secrets in the flowers in visible light that is revealed in UV light. Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/100 s