|Scientific Name:||Hibiscus stenanthus|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|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. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 June 2013.|
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