A frankincense tree who was late the day the trees picked where they would live. http://reversehomesickness.com/asia/socotra-the-most-alien-place-on-earth/

The lost world of Socotra; vultures, sharks and bleeding trees.

#Socotra, #Yemen. One of the most isolated places on earth, with a huge number of plant species #endemic to the area. http://reversehomesickness.com/asia/socotra-the-most-alien-place-on-earth/

Socotra Desert Rose or BottleTree (Adenium obesum socotranum) , island of Socotra

endrosicyos socotranus, the only tree species of the Cucurbitaceae family  Photo: Steve Scott, RBGE     #Socotra has a high diversity of Boswellia (Burseraceae) species; trees that produce frankincense or olibanum, an incense which has been traded for some 5000 years for use in religious ceremonies and medicine. http://reversehomesickness.com/asia/socotra-the-most-alien-place-on-earth/

Socotra has many trees that produce frankincense, an incense used in religious ceremonies & medicine for yrs.

#Socotra island. http://reversehomesickness.com/asia/socotra-the-most-alien-place-on-earth/

Photos of Homhil in Socotra that is home to lot of frankincense trees belonging to genus Boswellia, in addition to Adenium obesum socotranum, cucumber trees and other rare succulents. Pictures of Adenium obesum.

The Socorta Desert Rose or Bottle Tree, #Socotra, #Yemen. http://reversehomesickness.com/asia/socotra-the-most-alien-place-on-earth/

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

"of dragon's blood trees"**. http://reversehomesickness.com/asia/socotra-the-most-alien-place-on-earth/

Dragon's Blood Trees, Socotra Island, Yemen (Indian Ocean) // photo by Anthony Pappone

~~Dragon’s blood trees on #Dixam Plateau, #Socotra Island, #Yemen by anthony pappone photographer. http://reversehomesickness.com/asia/socotra-the-most-alien-place-on-earth/

Dragon's Blood Trees, Socotra Island, Yemen (Indian Ocean) // photo by Anthony Pappone

@ Socotra Island, Yemen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socotra http://reversehomesickness.com/asia/socotra-the-most-alien-place-on-earth/

Discover the Beauty of Socotra Island. The islands are famed for their diversity of plant species.

#Socotra Island, #Yemen #unesco http://reversehomesickness.com/asia/socotra-the-most-alien-place-on-earth/

Socotra Island, Yemen (This just reminds me of that episode of Friends where Chandler has to go to Yemen to get away from Janice! And Joey didn't believe it was a real place!

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