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Andrachne schweinfurthii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

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

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 (possibly under 10 km²).

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: 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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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