Polygonatum hookeri is found in Sikkim’s temperate to alpine biomes to 6000 meters elevation. Elevation: 4167 meters. Native range is Himalaya to Central China.
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Maianthemum oleraceum is found in Sikkim’s temperate to subalpine biomes to 3700 meters elevation. Elevation: 3198 meters. Native range is East Nepal and Tibet to South-Central China and Myanmar.
Whorled Solomon’s-Seal is found in Sikkim’s temperate to alpine biomes to 4700 meters elevation. Elevation: 2973 meters. Native range is Europe to China.
Maianthemum purpureum is found in Sikkim’s temperate to alpine biomes to 4000 meters elevation. Elevation: 3789 meters. Native range is Himalaya to China.
The mighty Dirhur canyon – the deepest of all canyons on Socotra. I’m standing on Dixam, looking towards the Firhmin Forest on the other side. Firhmin is the only dragon blood tree forest on Socotra, with more than 32 000 trees. It is estimated there are around 80 000 dragon blood trees in total on […]
A very unusual growth for a dragon blood tree, but there is always exceptions to the rule! Elevation: 673 meters.
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A forest of dragon blood trees can only be found on Socotra, as this species exists nowhere else! Firhmin Forest is a spectacular sight and the dragon blood tree is just one of so many species that exist only on this island. Although Firhmin appears like a healthy forest, you quickly notice there is no […]
A forest of dragon blood trees (Dracaena cinnabari) can only be found on Socotra, as this species exists nowhere else! Although Firhmin appears like a healthy forest, you quickly notice there is no regeneration. Under each of these trees there should be a number of seedlings from many species of plants growing in the shade […]
The unmistakable silhouette of the most famous of all plant species on Socotra. I stayed here for two nights, and what an amazing place – a forest of dragon blood trees! It’s like being in Jurassic park without the dinosaurs!
Socotra’s most iconic plant and not found anywhere else in the world. The densest populations of the dragon blood tree is found in the higher elevations of the Haghier (Hageher or Hajhir) mountains and the surrounding limestone plateaus. They face challenges on several fronts. Change in climate resulting in unstable amount of mist and rain […]
Visiting Socotra is like going back to another time and even to another planet entirely. When visiting the only dragonblood tree forest on the island, you are surrounded by trees so unlike anything alive on Earth today, that you simply cannot wonder if you’ve gone back to prehistoric times. To emphasize the weirdness of the […]