Andrachne schweinfurthii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Phyllanthaceae

Scientific Name: Andrachne schweinfurthii (Balf.f.) Radcl-Sm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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)
A rare species, with a very limited area of occupancy (possibly under 10 km²).

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:Amongst rocks, both limestone and granite, in semi-deciduous woodland near the Muqadrihon Pass. Altitude of 450–500 m.

Two varieties have been recognised on Soqotra; var. schweinfurthii and var. papillosa which is distinguished by its narrower, more densely papillose leaves. According to Radcliffe-Smith (1987), A. schweinfurthii includes the Somali endemic Andrachne somalensis Pax but Gilbert in Flora of Somalia (Thulin 1993) maintains it as a distinct species. A. schweinfuthii is therefore considered to be endemic to Soqotra, where it is restricted to granite slopes above the Muqadrihon Pass.

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Andrachne schweinfurthii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44892A10950937. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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