|Scientific Name:||Justicia alexandri|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H.|
A rare species, with a very limited area of occupancy.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||
A rare shrub of sheltered slopes on the highest granite pinnacles of the western Haggeher; associated with Euryops arabicus, Helichrysum rosulatum, Hypericum tortuosum and Thamnosma socotrana. Altitude of ca. 1,500 m.
Restricted to limestone cliffs at Reqadihon (above Hoq). These cliffs capture mist and cloud during the winter and are an eastern outlier for a number species (e.g., Coelocarpum haggierensis and Dirachma socotrana) which are otherwise found only in areas of high rainfall in the Haggeher mountains. This species is closely related to Justicia sp. nov. B (now described as Justicia takhinensis).
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Justicia alexandri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2015.|
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