|Scientific Name:||Asparagus sp. nov. A|
|Species Authority:||(Miller 17136, E)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Herbarium voucher: Miller 17136 (E).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)|
A poorly known species. Inadequate information is available to make an assessment beyond Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|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.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Asparagus sp. nov. A. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.|
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