Anticharis arabica | UAE National Red List of Vascular Plants

Anticharis arabica | Endl.
Countries in Assessment
United Arab Emirates
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Does the assessment cover a marine EEZ area(s)?
Scope (Assessment)
Taxonomic Group
Taxonomic Group Level 2
Flowering Plants
Assessed taxon level
Taxon distribution as listed in assessment
The species is known from a small number of scattered records. Jongbloed et al. (2003) cited records from Masafi, Al Ain and Ras al Khaimah. The species is also known from RBGE Herbarium records from <a href="""">Jebel Hafeet</a> (lower slopes near Ain al Faidah, coll. R.A. Western, 1982), from steep rocky hills and wadis between <a href="""">Khatt and Dibba </a>(R.A. Western, coll. 1982), and from near <a href="""">Hatta </a>(bare, heavily eroded hills, coll. R.A. Western 1982). Feulner (2011) found it to occur regularly at higher elevations in the Ru'us al-Jibal from 250 to 1,600 m elevation. The global range of this species is from Mauritania, through the sahel, to north-east Africa and the Arabian Peninsula (Board of Trustees, RBG Kew 2019). In Oman, the species is found in southern Oman, Dhofar in the foothills and plains, in gravelly and stony places. Elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula, the species is found in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen, and also on Socotra (S. Ghazanfar pers. comm. 2019).
Habitats and Ecology
Ecological system type
Terrestrial system
Freshwater system
Marine system
Habitat details as listed in assessment
It is typically found on rocky and gravelly areas in hills and wadis, including heavily eroded hills. In the Ru'us al-Jibal it is found at all elevations to at least 1,600 m (G.R. Feulner 2011).
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Assessed status
Asessment status in full
Least Concern
Assessment status abreviation
Assessment rationale/justification
The species is known from a small number of scattered records from Jebel Hafeet north through the Hajar Mountains to the Ru'us al-Jibal, where it is found more frequently. Although apparently less common than A. glandulosa, we also consider this species to be Least Concern as it is likely to be present in more than ten locations.
About the assessment
Assessment year
Assessors/contributors/reviewers listed
UAE National Red List Workshop
Affliation of assessor(s)/contributors/reviewers listed on assessment
Assessor affiliation specific
Criteria system
Criteria system specifics
IUCN v3.1 + Regional Guidelines v4.0
Criteria system used
Criteria Citation
IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria: Version 3.1, Second edition. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. iv + 32pp pp. And IUCN. 2012. Guidelines for Application of IUCN Red List Criteria at Regional and National Levels: Version 4.0. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: IUCN. iii + 41pp.
Endemic to region
Endemism Notes
Is an endemic?: Not_assigned
Threats listed in assessment
The species is likely to be a component of livestock grazing. The extent of this threat on Anticharis arabica is currently unknown.
Conservation Measures

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Scientific Name Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Anticharis arabica Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Lamiales Scrophulariaceae Anticharis