Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Burseraceae

Scientific Name: Boswellia bullata
Species Authority: Thul. & Gifri

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)
A rare tree with a fragmented distribution; known from only three locations with a very restricted total 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: Rare on limestone cliffs in dry, semi-deciduous woodland. Altitude of 100–300 m.

A distinctive cliff-dwelling tree, characterized by its pinnate leaves and crinkly, deeply irregularly crenate-serrate leaflets. There is some variation; plants from the single population known in the east of the island (at Bit gobeher) differ from trees from the west (at Wadi Ayeq and the cliffs above Qaysoh) in having red (not greenish yellow) petals and leaves with fewer (9–13), more regularly and less deeply crenate-serrate leaflets.
Systems: Terrestrial

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.5. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
suitability: Suitable  
0. Root -> 6. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)
suitability: Suitable  

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In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
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Bibliography [top]

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

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Boswellia bullata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44812A10950015. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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