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Farsetia inconspicua

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CAPPARALES CRUCIFERAE

Scientific Name: Farsetia inconspicua
Species Authority: A.G.Mill.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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:
A rare species, with a very limited area of occupancy.

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: Rare in shallow soil in crevices on limestone pavement in sparse dwarf shrubland. Altitude of approx. 650 m.

This distinctive endemic has no clear allies. It is similar to F. socotrana in fruit shape but differs in flower colour and leaf shape and texture. It is similar to F. stylosa in floral characters but differs in fruit shape, style length and the shape of the stigma. It is restricted patches of thin soil overlying the limestone pavement in exposed places on the rolling plains of the western plateau where it grows with Distephanus qazmi, Melhania milleri and Lotus mollis, endemics which are also associated with this particular habitat.
Systems: Terrestrial
Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Farsetia inconspicua. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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