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Erucastrum rostratum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CAPPARALES CRUCIFERAE

Scientific Name: Erucastrum rostratum
Species Authority: (Balf.f.) Gomez-Campo
Taxonomic Notes: Synonyms = Hirschfeldia rostrata (Balf.f.) O.E.Schulz; Brassica rostrata Balf.f.; Hirschfeldia rostrata var. rostrata (Balf.f.) O.E.Schulz.

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)
Justification:
Common in several vegetation types and under no present or perceived threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Soqotra and Samha. Altitude of 100–750 m.
Countries:
Native:
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Common, often in damp, shady places in the mist-affected areas of the island; frequently in disturbed places near habitation; also found in the refugium of relatively mesic conditions on the north-facing limestone cliffs on Samha (cf Begonia samhaensis).

Balfour (Bayley Balfour 1888) recognized var. hirsuta, based on a single specimen, with densely hirsute indumentum and strongly dissected, dentate-serrate leaves. This probably represents an extreme form of this variable species and has not been formerly recognised here.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Erucastrum rostratum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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