|Scientific Name:||Lycium sokotranum|
|Species Authority:||Wagner & Vierh.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Synonyms = Lycium europaeum sensu auct. non L.;
|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:||
Widespread and often abundant on coastal plains and limestone plateaus. Altitude of sea-level to 800 m.
On Abd al Kuri L. sokotranum is abundant on the central plains. The plants here are much more robust and with longer spines than those on Soqotra. It is an important nursery plant and protect seedlings, such as Dendrosicyos socotranus, from livestock. It is similar to L. depressum and L. arabicum from the Arabian mainland.
Much-branched shrub < 2 m. Branches with short spines, < 1 cm long. Leaves obovate, 0.5–2 x 0.1–0.4 cm. Calyx 0.2–0.3 cm long. Corolla yellow, ca. 1 cm long. Fruit red, 0.5–1 cm diameter.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Lycium sokotranum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 August 2014.|
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