Boswellia socotrana 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Burseraceae

Scientific Name: Boswellia socotrana Balf. f.
Lannea aspleniifolia (Balf.f.) Engl.
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Lannea aspleniifolia (Balf.f.) Engl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Miller, A.
Reviewer(s): Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)
A rare species, with a very limited area of occupancy; several populations show no sign of regeneration suggesting a decline in the quality of habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Socotra.
Countries occurrence:
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Widely distributed in dry, semi-deciduous woodland, and less commonly in Croton socotranus shrubland. Altitude of 50–600 m.

A ground-dwelling tree, readily distinguished from all other boswellias on the island by the leaves which have winged stalks and numerous, small leaflets and the inconspicuous pale yellow flowers which are borne in short, sparse panicles.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Some Boswellia species are exploited for the resin but none at a commercial level.

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Boswellia socotrana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T30416A9546843. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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