Hypoestes pubescens


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hypoestes pubescens
Species Authority: Balf.f.
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Hypoestes forskalei (Vahl.) Sol. ex Roem. & Schult

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Common in several vegetation types and under no present of perceived threat.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Widespread and common in a variety of vegetation types. Altitude of sea-level to 800 (–1,000) m.

Hypoestes pubescens has sometimes been considered to be a form of the widespread and variable H. forskalei. However, plants on Soqotra are consistently grey-green herbs with clear lilac flowers. For the time being H. pubescens is maintained as a distinct species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Hypoestes pubescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 February 2015.
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