Not far from here I encountered a large colony of vibrant Aloe perryis without a single inflorescence. Here an equally vibrant, albeit smaller colony, is in full swing of producing inflorescences – with branches! This is typical of Socotra, where very local conditions manifest very different stages in growth, flowering and fruiting. Endemic.
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The lush plain of Homhil is an amazingly beautiful sight as it is as short-lived state. In some years the winter rains are meager and sparse, resulting in stunted and short-lived growth before the Homhil plain is but a dusty and lifeless place. Some of the plant species are inconspicuous and easily missed due to […]
A dense and very vibrant colony of the species, but with no inflorescences. This is a common species on Socotra, and you will likely see them in stages ranging from these to flowering or in sever lack of water where the color of the leaves have turned brownish. The species is endemic to Socotra.
A common species on Socotra, and you’ll likely see them in all vegetative stages ranging from in severely lack of water to huge, branched inflorescences. They thrive in dry and flat or gently sloped areas, but are also found on vertical cliffs as seen here. Endemic. Elevation: 334 meters.
It’s amazing how localized the rain and climate is on this island, and when it comes to this species I was about to give up, as all were long past blooming season, and none had any sign of stalks. Except this one on my way to the dragon blood tree forest. It had flowers and […]
A very healthy and vibrant group of aloe perryi, a sign of excellent conditions here. Most other specimens I encountered were well past blossom, and also did not have any seeds. Here I found both vibrant inflorescences and these mature seed pods. Endemic.
It’s amazing how localized the rain and climate is on this island, and when it comes to this species I was about to give up, as all were long past blooming season, and none had any sign of stalks. Except this one on my way to the dragon blood tree forest. Another gift! Endemic.