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Indigofera nephrocarpoides

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Indigofera nephrocarpoides
Species Authority: J.B.Gillett

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 species 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: Clearings in drought-deciduous woodland. Altitude of 200–850 m.

Closely related to I. Nephrocarpa from which it can be distinguished by the: appressed (not crisped) indumentum on the stems and leaflets; narrower leaflets; longer peduncles; and discoid, flattened (not subglobose) fruits. However, there is a considerable degree of overlap in these characters with some rather intermediate specimens. Further study might result in these two species being better treated as varieties. Generally found at higher altitudes than I. Nephrocarpa and (unlike that species) apparently never on the coastal plains.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Indigofera nephrocarpoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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