Cryptolepis socotrana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cryptolepis socotrana
Species Authority: (Balf.f.) Ventner
Socotranthus socotranus (Balf.f.) Kuntze
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Socotranthus socotranus (Balf.f.) Kuntze.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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)
Rare, with a very limited area of occupancy

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Soqotra.
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Widely scattered but never common on limestone cliffs in succulent shrubland. Altitude of 50–200 m.

This attractive shrub typically hangs from vertical cliff faces and is readily distinguished by its sessile, orbicular leaves and twisted corolla lobes. There are unlikey 19th century records of this species from the Haggeher mountains.
Systems: Terrestrial

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Cryptolepis socotrana. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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