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Ballochia atro-virgata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES ACANTHACEAE

Scientific Name: Ballochia atro-virgata
Species Authority: Balf.f.
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Ballochia puberula Vierh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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:
This species is part of a taxonomically difficult group on Soqotra. There is inadequate information available to make an assessment beyond Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Soqotra.
Countries:
Native:
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Succulent shrubland and drought-deciduous woodland (commonly associated with Gnidia socotrana and Buxanthus hildebrandtii); dry inland plains, particularly along wadis and the foothills of the limestone plateaus of the west; also at Hamadero and Hoq in the east. Altitude of 20–600 m.
Systems: Terrestrial
Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Ballochia atro-virgata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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