Acridocarpus socotranus

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Acridocarpus socotranus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Acridocarpus
Species: A. socotranus
Binomial name
Acridocarpus socotranus

Acridocarpus socotranus is a species of plant in the family Malpighiaceae. It is endemic to Socotra, an archipelago which is part of Yemen. It occurs in woodlands, thickets, and succulent shrubland habitat, where it is a common species.[1]

The plant is a shrub or small tree with leathery leaves, yellow flowers, and winged fruits.[1]


  1. ^ a b Miller, A. 2004. Acridocarpus socotranus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.