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Chapmannia sericea

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Chapmannia sericea
Species Authority: Thulin & McKean

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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:
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.

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: 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.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Chapmannia sericea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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