|Scientific Name:||Andrachne schweinfurthii|
|Species Authority:||(Balf.f.) Radcl-Sm.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|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).
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|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. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 May 2013.|
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