Barleria popovii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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
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.
1998 Vulnerable (Oldfield et al. 1998)
1998 Vulnerable
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

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.
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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