|Scientific Name:||Heliotropium nigricans|
|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.|
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Locally abundant on the southern limestone plateau in Dracaena woodland (Firmihin) and semi-deciduous woodland (Qatariyah). Altitude of 400–600 m.
A shrub < 1 m, almost prostrate in exposed places, all parts thinly covered with short, appressed, tuberculate-based hairs. Leaves: subopposite, dark green, glossy, broadly elliptic to subcircular, 0.5–1.2 x 0.5–1 cm, rounded, entire. Flowers: solitary or paired at ends of branches. Calyx: narrowly triangular, ca. 1 mm long. Corolla: white, 6–7 mm across; tube very short. Stigmas: triangular. Nutlets: 4.
A very distinctive species distinguished by the subopposite, almost circular glossy leaves. Its affinities within the genus are not at all obvious.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Heliotropium nigricans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.|
|Feedback:||If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided|