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Helichrysum sp. nov. C

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Helichrysum sp. nov. C
Species Authority: (Miller 16128, E)
Taxonomic Notes: Voucher: Miller 16128 (E).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) 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:
Known only from a few scattered populations growing near freshwater springs and seepages on the southern limestone escarpment. There are very few of these springs and therefore the total number of plants is likely to be very low. This habitat is extremely vulnerable to water development and thus a designation of Endangered seems appropriate. (cf. Exacum socotranum, Erythoxylum socotranum and Scaveola socotraensis).

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: Hanging on limestone cliffs. Altitude of 50–150 m.

Shrub with fleshy, whitish green leaves and pink flowers. Found only on vertical rock faces around springs and seepages. In the likelihood of these springs being developed they may even warrant Critically Endangered status. (cf Helichrysum sp. nov., Exacum socotranum, Scaveola socotraensis, Erythroxylum socotranum).
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Helichrysum sp. nov. C. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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