|Scientific Name:||Hibiscus scottii|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)|
A rare species, with a very limited area of occupancy.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|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.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Hibiscus scottii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 July 2015.|