Archive for 'Capparaceae'

Capparis cartilaginea

Capparis cartilaginea

This is an incredible plant species which can grow dangling from sheer cliffs, but this one was growing on the beach of Shuab in the west of Socotra and thus easily accessible for my and my camera to capture the stunning flower. Here an example of its “acrobatic” abilities – this one is hanging over […]

Capparis cartilaginea

Capparis cartilaginea

This is an incredible plant species which can grow dangling from sheer cliffs, but this one was growing on the beach of Shuab in the west of Socotra and thus easily accessible for my and my camera to capture the stunning flower. I was grateful to find this one in bloom, as I found either […]

Capparis cartilaginea UV

Although this flower has no pattern, or other UV specific advertising, I think it looks equally amazing in UV as in visible! It’s one of the most beautiful of Socotra’s flowers.

Capparis cartilaginea

Capparis cartilaginea

The morning shade from the steep cliff at the northern end of Shuab beach of socotra provides great opportunities for many plant species. I found this specimen leaning against a rock close to the sea, but others thrive in cracks on the cliff face itself. Some even hanging from overhangs.

Capparis cartilaginea

Capparis cartilaginea

A flower bud opened by very impatient ants, hungry for what’s inside. The morning shade from the steep cliff at the northern end of Shuab beach of socotra provides great opportunities for many plant species. I found this specimen leaning against a rock close to the sea, but others thrive in cracks on the cliff […]

Capparis cartilaginea

Capparis cartilaginea

The characteristic fruit of the Capparis cartilaginea, likely eaten by the many goats if found. The morning shade from the steep cliff at the northern end of Shuab beach of socotra provides great opportunities for many plant species. I found this specimen leaning against a rock close to the sea, but others thrive in cracks […]