|Scientific Name:||Cephalocroton socotranus|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Synonym = Cephalocrotonopsis socotranus (Balf.f.) Pax.|
|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.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||
Common, sometimes dominant, in submontane semi-deciduous woodland and shrubland in the Haggeher mountains, typically around the base of granite pinnacles; often associated with Rhus thyrsiflorus, Allophylus rhoidiophyllus and Dracaena cinnabari. Altitude of 500–1,050 m.
Abundant in the Haggeher and said to be on the increase in some areas. Also doubtfully recorded from Hamadero in the 19th Century. Comes into leaf, then flowers and fruits in the winter and drops its leaves in the summer.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Cephalocroton socotranus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.|
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