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Kraussia socotrana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA RUBIALES RUBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Kraussia socotrana
Species Authority: Bridson

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: Rare on cliffs along wadis draining south into the Noged plain; in succulent shrubland. Altitude of 30–100 m.

Kraussia socotrana is quite distinct form the African species of Kraussia in its non-winged pollen receptacle and pubescent corolla throat and narrower corolla tube. In overall facies K. socotrana shows greatest resemblance to the most geographically remote species, K. floribunda Harv. from southern Africa (Bridson 1995).
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Kraussia socotrana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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