|Scientific Name:||Chapmannia sericea|
|Species Authority:||Thulin & McKean|
|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 widespread and under no immediate threat at present, C. sericea 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 tree could rapidly become threatened.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||
Widepread and locally common on rocky limestone slopes and along wadis in the west of Soqotra. Altitude of 5–700 m.
There is considerable variation in the number of leaflets, sometimes even on the same branch and there is also regional variation in the conspicuous silky indumentum. Plants from Northwest Soqotra have tubercle-based hairs on the axis of the inflorescence whilst these are absent on plants from Southwest Soqotra.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Chapmannia sericea. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.|
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