|Scientific Name:||Echidnopsis bentii|
|Species Authority:||N.E.Br. Ex Hook.f.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|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.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||On soil beneath dense deciduous woodland on granite. Altitude of 500–700 m.
Distinguished by the deep maroon, cup-shaped flowers. The only species on the island to grow in the relatively wet conditions of the Haggeher mountains. Originally collected by Theodore Bent in the 19th century. Unfortunately, Bent died in Aden on his return from Soqotra and it was not known whether his collection was made on Soqotra or on the mainland. The mystery was only solved when the plant was rediscovered on the southern slopes of the Haggeher in 1998. It was found to be relatively common over a small area and flowering prolifically.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Echidnopsis bentii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44761A10946733.Downloaded on 28 March 2017.|
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