|Scientific Name:||Chapmannia gracilis|
|Species Authority:||(Balf.f.) Thulin|
Arthrocarpum gracile Balf. f.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)|
Whilst abundant at present, C. gracile, is an important fodder, the trees are lopped as livestock fodder in dry periods and the wood makes one of the best timbers on the island. If livestock numbers increase greatly, or a succession of drought years occur, then this species could rapidly become threatened.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||
A small tree or shrub which is widespread and common in semi-deciduous woodland on both the limestone and granite. Altitude of 200–800 m.
The most variable species (particularly as regards leaf-shape) of Chapmannia on the island. Readily distinguished from all other species by its one- to two-flowered inflorescenses.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Chapmannia gracilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 January 2015.|
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