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Hibiscus scottii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MALVALES MALVACEAE

Scientific Name: Hibiscus scottii
Species Authority: Balf.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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:
A rare species, with a very limited area of occupancy.

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: Restricted to dense semi-deciduous woodland on the granitic slopes of the Haggeher mountains. Altitude of 550–800 m.

Distinguished by its orange-yellow corollas which are clothered with rust-coloured, three-armed hairs on their outer surface. It is also characterised by the calyx which splits into two, toothed segments and the ovate or rhombate leaves. The plants included here match the plant illustrated in Balfour’s Botany of Socotra (Bayley Balfour 1888 t. 5a). Balfour in his treatment apparently included all plants with funnel-shaped corollas and three-armed hairs, a somewhat broader definition than the one used here.
Systems: Terrestrial

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