Euphorbia socotrana 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia socotrana Balf.f.

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.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Soqotra. Subpopulations appear to be scattered and relatively rare.
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:Locally common in succulent shrubland and dry, semi-deciduous woodland on the limestone plateaus; also found but less frequent in montane semi-deciduous woodland on granite in the Haggeher mountains. Altitude of 450–900 m.

A tree, or rarely a shrub, which is readily distinguished by its pale brown or almost white bark and the glaucous leaves which are clustered at the tips of branches and persist on the tree well into the dry season. It drops its leaves in summer and comes into new leaf only if it rains. Reported to be on the increase in the western Haggeher.

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Euphorbia socotrana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T37870A10083174. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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