Kraussia socotrana

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Kraussia socotrana
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Kraussia
Species: K. socotrana
Binomial name
Kraussia socotrana
Bridson (1995)

Kraussia socotrana is a species of plant in the Rubiaceae family. It is endemic to Socotra, Yemen.[1] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rocky areas. The type was collected from Wadi Irih on the Nogad Plain.[1]

It is a shrub up to 1m tall. The leaves are elliptic to oblong-elliptic, rounded to obtuse at the apex and rounded to cuneate at the base. Domatia are absent and the petioles are up to 5mm long. Flowers are carried in 3 to 8-flowered cymes. They are white, sometimes pink on the outside, forming a tube 6 to 7mm long.[1]

Source[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bridson, Diane M. (1995). "A new Kraussia from Socotra". Kew Bulletin 50 (4): 773–776. doi:10.2307/4110238. Retrieved 7 August 2012.