Acacia pennivenia 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Acacia pennivenia
Species Authority: Schweinf.
Taxonomic Notes: May be transferred to Racosperma.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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)
Acacia pennivenia, whilst abundant at present, is lopped as livestock fodder in dry periods. If livestock numbers increase greatly, or a succession of drought years occur, then this species will come under increasingly threatened.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

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

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Widespread in drought-deciduous woodland. Altitude of 50–650 m.

Balfour in his Botany of Socotra (Bayley Balfour, 1888) has a record of an Entada sp. No specimen can be traced and the identity of his plant is a mystery. He notes this as a "A beautiful and graceful tree of which material is too fragmentary to permit identification, [which] is provisionally referred to this genus". He goes on to say that it has some resemblance to Acacia pennivenia Schweinf. and that the inhabitants give it the same name (Tomhor). No species of Entada has been recorded from the island and it seems likely that Balfour’s plant was in fact Acacia pennivenia.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Acacia pennivenia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T30425A9548309. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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