Withania adunensis

Withania adunensis

Withania adunensis is less common than the similar Withania riebeckii. The are distinguished by the fruiting calyx in…


Lycium sokotranum

Lycium sokotranum

Lycium sokotranum is Endemic to Socotra. Elevation: 579 meters.


Lycium sokotranum

Lycium sokotranum

Lycium sokotranum is Endemic to Socotra. Elevation 57 meters.


Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)

Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)

An invasive species, introduced by humans. Native range is Texas to Central America, Caribbean.


Bitter Tomato (Solanum incanum)

Bitter Tomato (Solanum incanum)

The bitter tomato is found throughout Socotra, from sea-level to well above 700 meters. Found in most of Africa,…


Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)

Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)

An invasive species, introduced by humans. Native range is Texas to Central America, Caribbean.


Lycium sokotranum

Lycium sokotranum

This heavily pruned individual is the result of never-ending browsing by the goats. Without the goats this species will…


Lycium sokotranum

Lycium sokotranum

This heavily pruned individual is the result of never-ending browsing by the goats. Without the goats this species will…


Lycium sokotranum

Lycium sokotranum

Many species grow in very dissimilar conditions on Socotra, and as such you can see a species withered in one location,…


Withania riebeckii

Withania riebeckii

High above the Detwah lagoon of western Socotra I found a favourite spot just under the cave. Here the landscape was…


Withania riebeckii

Withania riebeckii

Fruit turns red when ripe.