• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Rethymno, Kourtaliotiko gorge
  • Photo taken by:
    Avramakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Carob tree
Maquis ecosystem

Photo of fruits of Carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua, in Kourtaliotiko gorge in Crete, Greece. An evergreen tree or shrub typical of the maquis vegetation. It grows in dry rocky places and is also often planted for its shade or its large sweet tasting pods that are used mainly as fodder for livestock.