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Heliotropium dentatum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA LAMIALES BORAGINACEAE

Scientific Name: Heliotropium dentatum
Species Authority: Balf.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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:
A rare species, with a very limited area of occupancy.

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: Drought deciduous woodland and on wadi sides in Croton socotranus shrubland; seems to prefer damp sand and is a frequent weed along the wadis running through date gardens on the Hadiboh plain. Altitude of 50–250 m.

Distinguished by the basal rosettes of long-petiolate, dentate-undulate leaves (at least on young plants) and long prostrate stems.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Heliotropium dentatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 October 2014.
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