|Scientific Name:||Acacia pennivenia|
|Taxonomic Notes:||May be transferred to Racosperma.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)|
Acacia pennivenia, whilst abundant at present, is lopped as livestock fodder in dry periods. If livestock numbers increase greatly, or a succession of drought years occur, then this species will come under increasingly threatened.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||
Widespread in drought-deciduous woodland. Altitude of 50–650 m.
Balfour in his Botany of Socotra (Bayley Balfour, 1888) has a record of an Entada sp. No specimen can be traced and the identity of his plant is a mystery. He notes this as a "A beautiful and graceful tree of which material is too fragmentary to permit identification, [which] is provisionally referred to this genus". He goes on to say that it has some resemblance to Acacia pennivenia Schweinf. and that the inhabitants give it the same name (Tomhor). No species of Entada has been recorded from the island and it seems likely that Balfour’s plant was in fact Acacia pennivenia.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
Lock, J.M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. Royal Botanic Gardens, International Legume Database and Information Service, Kew.
Miller, A.G. 1992. List of Socotran endemics with conservation status. Revised November 1991 (unpublished).
Miller, A.G. 1997. Completed data collection forms and comments concerning the threatened trees of Socotra and Yemen.
Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Acacia pennivenia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.|