Socotra (Yemen) 220 miles from mainland Yemen, is home to a variety of strange plants & animals A small archipelago of 4 islands in the Indian Ocean. The largest island, Socotra, is about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago The island is very isolated and a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as "the most alien-looking place on Earth".
Socotra: The Island of Strange Trees! Socotra is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean, near the Gulf of Aden. Situated some 250 miles off the coast of Yemen, the largest member of the archipelago, also called Socotra, is home to some of the weirdest looking plants that are found nowhere else on the planet.
Strange trees of Socotra Island, Yemen. Biologically isolated, one third of its plants are found nowhere else on Earth. These are the umbrella-like dragon's blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari) and the pink-flowered bottle tree (Dorstenia gigas).