Launaea crepoides


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Launaea crepoides
Species Authority: Balf.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Miller, A.
Reviewer(s): Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)
A rare species, with a very limited area of occupancy.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dwarf shrubland and open woodland in semi-decidous woodland in mist-affected areas. Altitude of 400–800 m.

Herb < 15 cm with small, woody taproot. Basal leaves in a dense rosette, spathulate, 1.5–4 x 0.1–0.2 cm, sinuate. Capitula in little-branched inflorescence; cylindrical, 0.5–1 cm long.

Restricted to mist-effected regions on Soqotra including the Haggeher mountains, Jebal Ma’alih and the areas of relict woodland on the Southwest plateaus. It is also found in the refugium of relatively mesic conditions on the north-facing limestone cliffs on Samha (cf Begonia samhaensis).
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Launaea crepoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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