Cephalocroton socotranus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Cephalocroton socotranus
Species Authority: Balf.f.
Cephalocrotonopsis socotranus (Balf.f.) Pax.
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Cephalocrotonopsis socotranus (Balf.f.) Pax.

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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Soqotra.
Countries occurrence:
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Cephalocroton socotranus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44893A10951070. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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