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Asparagus sp. nov. A

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA LILIALES ASPARAGACEAE

Scientific Name: Asparagus sp. nov. A
Species Authority: (Miller 17136, E)
Taxonomic Notes: Herbarium voucher: Miller 17136 (E).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 poorly known species. Inadequate information is available to make an assessment beyond Data Deficient.

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: Dense Dracaena cinnabari woodland in the western Haggeher near Scant (the highest mountain on Soqotra). Altitude of 1,400 m.

This weakly climbing shrub with its long herbaceous stems is only known from a single sterile gathering from the western Haggeher near Scant. A. africanus, the only other asparagus on the island, is not found in the Haggeher mountains, and is a low, spiny shrub.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Asparagus sp. nov. A. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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