Helichrysum aciculare 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Asteraceae

Scientific Name: Helichrysum aciculare Balf.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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:Endemic to Soqotra.
Countries occurrence:
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A common cushion-plant of rock-faces on the granite pinnacles of the Haggeher mountains. Altitude of 600–1,300 m.

Readily recognized by its rigid, sharp-tipped, linear leaves and the flowering heads held erect on long stalks. It is one of the characteristic, and most common, cushion plants of the Haggeher where it frequently grows with Hypericum scopulorum and Helichrsyum rosulatum, the only other cushion-forming species of Helichrysum on Soqotra. There is a puzzling 19th Century record of this species from the Northeast of Soqotra (Homhil) in Forbes (1903). This refers to fruits collected by the expedition . However, no material can be traced and this is a highly unlikely area for this species to occur.

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Helichrysum aciculare. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44832A10952147. . Downloaded on 19 April 2018.
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