Nirarathamnos asarifolius


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nirarathamnos asarifolius
Species Authority: Balf.f.

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)
A rare species, with a very limited area of occupancy.

Geographic Range [top]

Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Locally common in the Haggeher mountains; in fissures of vertical cliff faces on granite pinnacles. Altitude of 1,000–1,550 m.

Readily distinguished by its glossy simple leaves with their distinctive parallel venation.

Cliff-dwelling shrublet, to 50 cm; stems contorted, densely covered with leaf scars. Leaves: leathery, bright green, glossy, subcircular, 1–3.5 cm long. Bracts and bracteoles 2–8 mm long. Flowers ca. 1 mm across. Fruit ovoid-elliptic,1.5–2.5 x 4–6 mm; mericarps five-ribbed, prominent, tuberculate; styles 0.5–1 mm long.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Nirarathamnos asarifolius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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