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Crotalaria strigulosa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Crotalaria strigulosa
Species Authority: Balf.f.
Taxonomic Notes: Synonyms = Crotalaria kuriensis Vierh.; Crotalaria abdelkuriensis Vierh.; Crotalaria schweinfurthii Vierh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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:
Common in several vegetation types and under no present or perceived threat.

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: Widespread in a variety of vegetation types. Altitude of 10–1,100 m.

As recognised here, this a very variable species found in diverse habitats. Vierhapper described two further species C. schweinfurthii and C. kuriensis based mainly on leaf characteristics but they are not maintained here because of numerous intermediates. Plants with broader leaves tend to be found in the mountains (C. schweinfuthii) and on the outer islands (C. kuriensis) whilst plants with more or less linear leaves are found on coastal plains.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Crotalaria strigulosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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