Cryptolepis socotrana 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Gentianales Asclepiadaceae

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.
Countries occurrence:
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

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.

Classifications [top]

3. Shrubland -> 3.5. Shrubland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
suitability: Suitable  
0. Root -> 6. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)
suitability: Suitable  

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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 2004: e.T44759A10946605. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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