Acacia pennivenia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Fabaceae

Scientific Name: Acacia pennivenia Schweinf.
Taxonomic Notes: May be transferred to Racosperma.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Miller, A.G.
Reviewer(s): Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H.
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.
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Geographic Range [top]

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

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.

Citation: Miller, A.G. 2004. Acacia pennivenia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T30425A9548309. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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