Haya obovata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Haya obovata
Species Authority: Balf.f.

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 or perceived threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A monotypic genus endemic to Soqotra.
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Ravines and hillsides, on limestone and granite, in drought-deciduous shrubland. Altitude of 200–1,300 m.

A rather insignificant prostrate herb. The small flowers are almost completely hidden within the globose clusters of brownish scarious bracts. Haya is superficially similar to Polycarpaea hayoides but differs in its one-seeded capsules and sessile, not stalked, clusters of flowers.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Haya obovata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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