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dragonniers - Yemen

Les dragonniers - Yémen

The Dragon's Blood Tree lives only on the island of Socotra, Yemen in a prehistoric forest on granite mts. The island’s 20-m/y separation from mainland Arabia led to unique flora – 37% of its plant species are found nowhere else. The tree depends on monsoons for moisture, but Socotra is drying out. Its monsoons are now patchy & irregular due to climate change. Unless this can be mitigated, the future of this ancient tree and countless other species is doubtful.

If I were in charge of promoting tourism in Yemen, I'd be using the native dragon tree, or Socotra tree, as my mascot. Native to the Socotra Island these

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Socotra Island, southeast coast of Yemen

Le meraviglie di Socotra,  l'isola da un altro mondo

Moffett Land snails climb trees on Socotra's arid Zahr Plain to escape heat—and also carnivorous beetles—but then they're exposed to hungry birds.

Socotra Island, Yemen

Photo of Paradise Island . They deserve the title of the island of Socotra

World's Strangest Places - Mysterious Island of Socotra Indian Ocean { Off the African Coast }

Socotra Island, Yemen Socotra Island, the largest in an archipelago of the same name, is in the Indian Ocean about 250 miles off the coast of Yemen. It has been called “the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean”

Dragonsblood Tree - Socotra

Matte Painting, Island, Socotra, Travel, Saudi Arabia, Trees

Socotra Island, Yemen, Indian Ocean. 82 mil in length, 30 miles in width, 1/3  of its plant life is found nowhere else on Earth.

Socotra Island, Yemen {Isolated from continental land masses for 18 million years, Yemen’s Socotra Island showcases an alien-like landscape with unusual plants and animals, such as the blood dragon tree & desert rose}

ARBRES EXCEPTIONNELS... - deco de tables , plats , déco de maison

This is one of Axel Erlandson´s "Circus trees" located in Gilroy, California. This "basket tree" was formed by grafting six Sycamore trees together in a diamond pattern.