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Hibiscus dioscorides

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MALVALES MALVACEAE

Scientific Name: Hibiscus dioscorides
Species Authority: A.G.Mill.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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:
Part of a taxonomically difficult group on Soqotra. Inadequate information is available to make an assessment beyond Data Deficient.

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: On granite cliffs amongst granite boulders, in shrubland. Altitude of 950 m.

Distinguished from the other woody Hibiscus species on Soqotra by the combination of five-lobed, cup-shaped calyx and filiform epicalyx lobes. It is perhaps closest to H. noli-tangere but differs in the indumentum of the calyx and epicalyx, the linear not filiform epicalyx lobes and the broadly triangular calyx lobes. Only known from the type gathering on Jebal Jaaf in the eastern Haggeher. This is the only local endemic recorded from the eastern Haggeher although there is evidence of floristic differences between the eastern, central and western Haggeher.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Hibiscus dioscorides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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