Driving through the mountains of Salalah-Dhofar at this time of the south west monsoon, is entering into a world full of magic. Moisture condenses on trees and plants. Sometimes there is a drizzle rain and always fog crawls around. The mountains turn into a playground of fresh greenery.
Myrrh, reddish resin. Some species are used medicinally and others are valued for their fragrance (Wadi Athoom)
Luban, Frankincense, white/green till dark brown colored resin, in total four qualities. It is said that the best frankincense is produced by trees growing in the Dhofar region of Oman. ( Jebal Al Qamar)
Dragon tree, is a vulnerable, extremely slow growing tree with mythical origin. “The Eleventh Labour of Hercules: The Apples of the Hespérides”. After Landon, a hundred-headed dragon, is slain, red blood flowed out upon the land and from it sprung up the trees that we now know as ‘Dragon Trees’. ( Jebal Al Qamar)
Specie of Indigofera with rain drops, the leaves are used for coloring white textile into indigo. ( Wadi Athoom)