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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
Tribe: Epiprineae
Subtribe: Epiprininae
Genus: Cephalocrotonopsis
Binomial name
Cephalocrotonopsis socotranus
(Balf.f.) Pax

Cephalocroton socotranus Balf.f.

Cephalocrotonopsis is a genus of plant of the family Euphorbiaceae first described as a genus in 1910.[2][3] It contains only one known species, Cephalocrotonopsis socotranus, endemic to the Socotra Islands in the Indian Ocean, part of the Republic of Yemen.[1][4]

The species is listed as vulnerable.[5]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Engler, Heinrich Gustav Adolf. 1910. Das Pflanzenreich IV. 147 II(Heft 44): 15
  3. ^ Tropicos, genus Cephalocrotonopsis
  4. ^ Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  5. ^ Miller, A. 2004. Cephalocroton socotranus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 August 2007.