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Socotra Governance & Biodiversity Project - Socotran Plants

Dracaena cinnabari (Ruscaceae) at Firmihin, Socotra; a globally unique landscape.

Hermosas flores nacidas entre las rocas

The Socotra island, Yemen. Due to it's isolated location, of the plant life here doesn't grow anywhere else on earth. Described as " the most alien-looking place on earth" and "jewel of biodiversity"

Aloe Squarrosa is endemic to Socotra Island, Yemen, growing in rocky areas. Young plants may be confused with Aloe Juvenna, since both species have white-spotted, bright green leaves. Squarrosa, however, is a rock climber with long, recurved leaves that feel smooth to the touch.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Princess of Wales Conservatory)

Aloe forbesii  Balfour 1903 The short, branching stem becomes prostrate on the ground with the dark-green rosettes clumping up to form a mat. Rosettes are composed of long (10 in), narrow dull green succulent leaves with brownish marginal teeth. The inflorescence is a short, open raceme of orange flowers with greenish-yellow tips. Immature flower buds are yellow and become more orange as the flowers develop.   Native to Socotra.

Aloe Family (Aloaceae) monocotyledon succulents of the Old World, choice flowering succulent plants

Red spikes of the endemic Socotran aloe (Aloe perryi) contain healing powers and can be found only on Socotra and Samha.

Red spikes of the endemic Socotran aloe (Aloe perryi) contain healing powers and can be found only on Socotra and Samha.

Image from http://socotra-trek.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/bottle-tree.jpg.

socotranum (Socotran Desert Rose) is by far the largest species, reaching a height of 15 feet m) with a.

Tree in Socotra Island

Attribute “obesum” got the tree thanks to its fat bottle shaped trunk serving as a water tank thanks to which the plant can survive even at most hostile places

Sand dunes at the Indian ocean coast in Noged

Sand dunes at the Indian ocean coast in Noged

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