Soqotra Island

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Soqotra Island located at Yaman, an isolated island that has about 40.000 people on it.
Name "Soqotra" is taken from Sansekerta languange means "Island of Happiness".
If you see at glance, there's nothing strange with this island. But hey...look to the detail.

You will find endemic plans here..only on Soqotra. Even, there some that is predicted has reach
20 million years ago---- O_=

Actually, there is nothing wrong...just the endemics plan here is about...strange and weird and BIG.

This one is one of family for cucumber tree (dendrosicyos socotranum).
Totally different with i ever i remember, cucumber tree is not this big. hum..

Rose of Dessert or adenium obesium.
One thing unique for this species, that you don't have to put it on the pot, or watering it.
Just throw the seed around the rocks, and it will grow just as you see it on the pic --)

The tree that looks like mushroom, by people there called "Dragon Blood" or dracaena cinnabari. This tree often made for medicine of many diseases.
Long time ago, Dragon Blood made for material of magical ritual at the middle age.


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