Hibiscus malacophyllus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malvales Malvaceae

Scientific Name: Hibiscus malacophyllus Balf.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Miller, A.
Reviewer(s): Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)
Rare, with a very limited area of occupancy.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Soqotra.
Countries occurrence:
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44999A10964680. . Downloaded on 19 April 2018.
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