Found widespread around Socotra where there are shady and moist places, but I’ve seen it most commonly around the vertical cliffs of the northeastern Socotra. It will wither without sufficient moisture and wait for the return of the winter rains to start anew. It’s also found in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Sudan Elevation: 422 meters.
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Right outside Hoq cave in the northeast of Socotra I found many plant species benefiting from the water dripping from the cave, orchids and ferns like this one. further away from the opening and the drought is way underway with most plants now drooping or already completely crisp and dried.