Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Scrophulariales Acanthaceae

Scientific Name: Barleria popovii
Species Authority: Verdc.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) 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)
With the increasing demand for timber on the island there is pressure on all tree species. Therefore, this tree, which has an area of occupancy of less than 20 km² and is known with certainty from only two small subpopulations, must be considered Endangered.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Endangered (E)
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Haggier Mts., Soqotra, the species occurs very rarely. The populations are stable. Atlitude of 600–750 m.
Countries occurrence:
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A rare small tree or shrub known from a handful of sites in sheltered submontane woodland. Also recorded by Popov (in 1957) in a limestone gorge, known as the RAF Pass; this locality has not been traced. An attractive tree with large white flowers. It is night-flowering.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Barleria popovii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T37860A10077135. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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