(Lecture) Socotra Chronicles- a Botanical Journey with the Curator
Saturday, May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am$20.00 – $37.00
Join Brian Kemble (Curator) for a captivating botanical adventure as he shares photos from his recent journey to the island of Socotra. This unique island, 80 miles long and about 26 miles wide at its widest point, is a wonderland of succulent plants. It lies in the northwestern Indian Ocean, off the horn of Africa and to the south of the Arabian Peninsula. Although it is a possession of Yemen, the ongoing civil war in that country makes it necessary at present to visit the island by way of the United Arab Emirates, which maintains weekly flights. There are many succulent plants found on Socotra, but some of the iconic ones include the Socotran Dragon Tree (Dracaena cinnabari), the Cucumber Tree (Dendrosicyos socotranus) and the largest of all the adeniums (Adenium socotranum). Though the island has floristic connections to both Africa and Arabia, it has many unique endemic plants.
This lecture is in-person at the Garden.
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