Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Like a huge flower bouquet | The desert rose in Socotra, a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean: “The most alien looking place on earth”. #Yemen

Dragon tree (120 year old Japanese maple) at the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon • photo: Jeremy Cram on WhyTake

Giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2,400 years old, covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing!

HubPagesfrom HubPages

7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth

Alien looking umbrella-shaped “blood trees” are found only in Socotra, a four island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Post: 7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth. via Hub Pages

Cucumber tree. This tree is only found on Socotra Island, Yemen. The island is very isolated and through the process of speciation, 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.

Rainbow Eucalyptus tree in Hana, Hawaii These are the coolest trees I have ever seen in my life...oh please take me back to Hawaii :(

Brazilian Grape Tree (also known as Jabuticaba) does not use branches to grow fruits. It grows fruits (and flowers) directly on the trunk. And is delicious!