|Scientific Name:||Boswellia socotrana|
|Species Authority:||Balf. f.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Synonym = Lannea aspleniifolia (Balf.f.) Engl.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|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.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Socotra.|
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|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.
|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. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 January 2015.|
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