Cephalocroton socotranus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cephalocroton socotranus
Species Authority: Balf.f.
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
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.
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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