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Boscia arabica

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CAPPARALES CAPPARACEAE

Scientific Name: Boscia arabica
Species Authority: Pestalozii

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ghazanfar, S.A.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species occurs in the foothills of the escarpment mountains in Dhofar, Oman, and neighbouring south-east Yemen.
Countries:
Native:
Oman; Yemen
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is vulnerable to cutting for fodder, timber and firewood. Trees are frequently damaged and regeneration is not evident in several subpopulations. The problem is more acute in Oman, where there has been a sharp influx of people since 1975.

Citation: Ghazanfar, S.A. 1998. Boscia arabica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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