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Pluchea glutinosa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Pluchea glutinosa
Species Authority: Balf.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct 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:
Not seen since it was collected on Soqotra by all the principal collectors in the 19th Century: Balfour (near Qallansiyah and in the Haggeher), Schweinfurth (Haggeher) and Forbes et al. (Haggeher). Balfour in his Botany of Socotra (Bayley Balfour 1888) comments that P. glutinosa is common and distributed in the hill regions of Soqotra. However, Balfour’s comments on the distribution of plants should be treated with caution. A study of his diary and field books (held in the archives at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) strongly suggests that he must have made these notes from memory on his return from Soqotra. Nevertheless, it is suprising that this distinctive plant has not been seen again during the last one hundred years at either of the areas (Haggeher and nr Qalansiyah) where it was originally recorded, both are botanically well-known areas which have been extensively surveyed. This species must now be considered Extinct.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Soqotra.
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Yemen (Socotra)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: No habitat details available. Altitude of ca. 800 m.

It was a subshrub with erect stems and lilac flowers in dense terminal panicles. See notes under Pulicaria aromatica.
Systems: Terrestrial
Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Pluchea glutinosa. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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