Dorstenia gigas and Adenium socotranum in habitat (Socotra)

Giant dorsteniya (Dorstenia gigas) does not seem to need the soil at all, being attached to the bare walls.

Halfmens trees in the Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Halfmens trees in the Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape, South Africa. See Ai-Ais(Namibia) / Richtersveld(South Africa) Transfrontier Park.

Flora on Socotra

Dendrosicyos socotranus a. the Cucumber tree. Native to Socotra island, Yemen.

This giant member of the Apocynaceae family was described by Friedrich Vierhapper in 1904. It is found on Socotra, growing in grit or an other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to 2,5 meters, the whole plant up to 3,5 meter in height. The flowers are pale pink.

This giant member of the Apocynaceae family was described by Friedrich Vierhapper in 1904. It is found on Socotra, growing in grit or an other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to 2,5 meters, the whole plant up to 3,5 meter in height. The flowers are pale pink.

10 Arbres qui semblent appartenir à un autre monde

Bottle trees, Socotra Island Ten strikingly beautiful trees that seem to have come from another world

The desert rose can grow to nearly 10 feet, Socotra Island, Yemen

A wild succulent plant, the Desert rose (Adenium obesum), on Socotra Island, Yemen.

Grass trees, Xanthorrea, Australia.

Grass trees, Xanthorrea, Australia (also called black boys or Balga Bushes)

pachypodium lamerei - Buscar con Google

Club Foot, Madagascar Palm - Pachypodium lamerei is a semi deciduous succulent stemmed tree, up to 20 feet m) tall - 6 feet / - m indoors) and up to.

Socotra Island, which has been described as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean as well as 'the most alien place on earth', has around 40,000 inhabitants  but is home to some of the world's rarest plants. The Socotra desert rose or bottle tree comes in many bizarre shapes and sizes

The bizarre plants of Socotra Island

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