Hibiscus stenanthus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malvales Malvaceae

Scientific Name: Hibiscus stenanthus Balf.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Common in several vegetation types and under no present or perceived threat.

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:Common, and sometimes abundant, in the Northeast of Soqotra in rocky areas on the limestone plateau. Altitude of 330–600 m.

Readily distinguished by its tubular corolla, without a red base but with red stigmas, its cylindrical calyx and anthers restricted to the top quarter of the staminal column. Its short filiform epicalyx lobes are also distinctive. On Soqotra similar epicalyx lobes are only found in H. noli-tangere, the geographically closest species. Usually a low shrub, H. stenanthus, never grows very tall and, on more windswept sites (for instance above Ras Momi), it is virtually prostrate.

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Hibiscus stenanthus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45004A10970008. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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