Desert rose tree

Desert rose tree

B601/0236 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 6.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Socotra


Caption: Desert rose tree (Adenium obesum sokotranum) in a rocky landscape. This subspecies of the desert rose is endemic to the Socotran archipelago of islands, meaning that it is found nowhere else. It has a thick, bottle-shaped trunk to conserve water. The islanders traditionally use the poisonous bark of the desert rose to kill small fish for bait. They also tie strips of the bark around the necks of their livestock to deter wild cats. Socotra is located in the Indian Ocean at the mouth of the Gulf of Aden, 340 kilometres (km) from mainland Yemen and 250km from the coast of Somalia. Its isolation has led to the evolution of a unique flora and fauna.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: adenium obesum sokotranum, angiosperm, angiosperms, blooming, botanical, botany, desert rose, ecology, ecosystem, endemic, endemism, flower, flowering, flowers, island, nature, plant, plants, rocks, rocky, scenery, scenic, socotra, soqotra, terrain, tree, trunk, unique, vegetation, yemen, yemeni

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.