|Scientific Name:||Hibiscus malacophyllus|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)|
Rare, with a very limited area of occupancy.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||
Drought-deciduous woodland and succulent shrubland on limestone. Altitude of 100–600 m.
Distinguished by its dense indumentum small of stellate hairs and the complete absence of the large three- to five-armed irritant hairs which are an unpleasant characteristic of the other shrubby or arborescent species of Hibiscus on Soqotra. It seems on the basis of recent collections that H. malacophyllus is a plant with a rather narrow distribution in the north of the island from the Muqadrihon Pass to Ras Heybak.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Hibiscus malacophyllus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 May 2013.|
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