Archive for 'Cucurbitaceae'

Cucumis prophetarum

The entirety of this cucumber plant is really fascinating, and I’ve never seen it before, nor do I know if it’s an endemic or not. Please help me identify it – leave a comment Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Cucumis prophetarum

The entirety of this cucumber plant is really fascinating, and I’ve never seen it before, nor do I know if it’s an endemic or not. Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Cucumis prophetarum

I don’t know the color of the ripe fruit, but this one was swollen and seemed to be nearing it’s final stages for seed dispersal. The early stage of the fruit. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Dendrosicyos socotrana

Less famous than the desert rose or bottle tree, but equally amazing with its oversized trunk compared to the tiny branches. The leaves can vary wildly on a tree. One branch had these extremely frizzy leaves resembling parsley shown above, while the rest of the tree had broad leaves. Endemic. Aperture: ƒ/9 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Cucumis prophetarum 2

On the steep cliffs of west Socotra on the way to Shuab beach I found many interesting plants and some untouched by goats. This rather large specimen was still in great shape and would perhaps be able to make ripe seeds before the lack of water completely suspends all life. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Cucumis prophetarum 2 UV

Very interesting in UV light, as in visible it is all brightly colored! Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/100 s

Cucumis prophetarum 2

On the steep cliffs of west Socotra on the way to Shuab beach I found many interesting plants and some untouched by goats. This rather large specimen was still in great shape and would perhaps be able to make ripe seeds before the lack of water completely suspends all life. My focus on the plant […]

Dendrosicyos socotrana

A cucumber tree! Yet another strange plant found only on Socotra. This was the only specimen I found in this early stage of flowering, as well as a position to look at it. These trees are after all tall when they bloom, and most grow in a location where there are no boulders or cliffs […]

Dendrosicyos socotrana

The leaves are rough, thick and spiny and can resemble geranium. A single tree can produce leaves with great variety in shape. Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 640 Shutter speed: 1/1000 s

Gurania makoyana UV

No unusual patterns in UV light. Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/60 s

ARCC plant 10

This is the second species of what seems like a cucumber plant. It too grows on the grounds of the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC). Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

ARCC plant 10

This is the second species of what seems like a cucumber plant. It too grows on the grounds of the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC). Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/160 s

Gurania makoyana

A cucumber-like plant I found on the path up from the river, and a few other places around the open areas around the buildings of Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC). Here a Tettigonidae is paying a visit. Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Gurania makoyana

A cucumber-like plant I found on the path up from the river, and a few other places around the open areas around the buildings of Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC). One of the pollinators. A decorative plant worthy of a place in a garden, in my opinion. Unfortunately I did not find any with […]