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Barleria popovii

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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
Assessor(s): Miller, A.
Reviewer(s): Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
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.
History:
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.
Countries:
Native:
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 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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