Hypericum balfourii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Hypericaceae

Scientific Name: Hypericum balfourii N. Robson
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Hypericum mysorense sensu Balf.f. non Heyne

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Soqotra.
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:Low montane shrubland and dwarf Hypericum-Cephalocroton shrubland; mainly on granite in the Haggeher, but also less commonly on limestone (Reyged). Typically above 600 m, lower altitudes are atypical. Altitude of (120–)600–1,100 m.

Closely related to H. mysorense a species from Southern India and Sri Lanka.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The subpopulations are believed to be stable and under no immediate threat.

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Hypericum balfourii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T33684A9796565. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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