|Scientific Name:||Boswellia bullata|
|Species Authority:||Thul. & Gifri|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|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.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|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.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Boswellia bullata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 January 2015.|
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