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Hibiscus macropodus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MALVALES MALVACEAE

Scientific Name: Hibiscus macropodus
Species Authority: Magner & Vierh.

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:
Insufficient information 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: No habitat details available.

Vierhapper and Wagner (Vierhapper 1907) based their description of this species on two collections from Bandar Shu'ub and from Wadi Meige on the northern slopes of Djebal Rahmen. These specimens have not been seen by the authors and a photograph (Vierhapper 1907 tab.7, 2 ) is not particularly helpful. According to the description this species is characterised by the calyx slitting into two segments, linear epicalyx lobes and long pedicels. Several specimens match this description in leaf and epicalyx shape and indumentum but lack the very long pedicels described by Vierhapper and Wagner (and shown in the photograph). Lengthening of the pedicel in fruit is recorded in H. quattanensis, H. scottii and H. dioscorides. The identify of this plant remains a mystery. The geographical distribution of the cited specimens also casts doubt on the integrity of this species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Hibiscus macropodus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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