Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Endemic to Soqotra.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
A small tree or shrub which is widespread and common in semi-deciduous woodland on both the limestone and granite. Altitude of 200–800 m.

The most variable species (particularly as regards leaf-shape) of Chapmannia on the island. Readily distinguished from all other species by its one- to two-flowered inflorescenses.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Chapmannia gracilis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chapmannia gracilis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
NT
Near Threatened

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Miller, A.

Reviewer/s
Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)

Contributor/s

Justification
Whilst abundant at present, C. gracile, is an important fodder, the trees are lopped as livestock fodder in dry periods and the wood makes one of the best timbers on the island. If livestock numbers increase greatly, or a succession of drought years occur, then this species could rapidly become threatened.

History
  • 1998
    Vulnerable
    (Oldfield et al. 1998)
  • 1998
    Vulnerable
  • 1997
    Rare
    (Walter and Gillett 1998)
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Population

Population Trend
Unknown
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Wikipedia

Chapmannia gracilis

Chapmannia gracilis is a species of legume in the Fabaceae family. It is found only in Yemen. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

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