The Socotra Desert Rose or Bottle Tree (Adenium obesum socotranum) in Yemen

The Socotra Desert Rose or Bottle Tree (Adenium obesum socotranum) in Yemen

Adenium obesum, Socotra shoreline.

Around 700 species) is endemic to Socotra Island. Therefore, Socotra Island is considered to be the most alien place on Earth.

Korean Fir 'Prostrate Beauty' has purple cones (Abies koreana). On my wish list

Korean Fir 'Prostrate Beauty' has purple cones (Abies koreana). All Korean firs have these beautiful cones.

Pachypodium tree, Pachypodium baronii, Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar, Africa. Travel to Madagascar with ISLAND CONTINENT TOURS DMC. A member of GONDWANA DMC, your network of boutique Destination Management Companies for travel across the globe - www.gondwana-dmcs.net

Pachypodium tree, Pachypodium baronii, Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar, Africa. Travel to Madagascar with ISLAND CONTINENT TOURS DMC. A member of GONDWANA DMC, your network of boutique Destination Management Companies for travel across the globe - www.gondwana-dmcs.net

Socotra - L'île mystérieuse : l'arbre- bouteille

Dorstenia gigas does not require any soil; it sinks roots straight into the bare rock. It grows on Socotra Island near Yemen.

Dragon's Blood tree, in Hadiboh, Jemen, © Al-Awsh

Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra dragon tree or dragon blood tree, is native to the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is so called due to the red sap that the trees produce.

Dendrosicyos socotranus a.k.a. the Cucumber tree. Native to Socotra island, Yemen. (Succulent)

Socotran "desert roses", whose obese trunks are adapted to store water, stand on a hillside in Wadi Diksam on Socotra island

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