Chesneya parviflora | UAE National Red List of Vascular Plants

Chesneya parviflora | Jaub. & Spach
Countries in Assessment
United Arab Emirates
Country ISO code(s)
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
Within the UAE, this species has been recorded from a single locality at low altitude in the southeast of the Ru'us al-Jibal (Feulner 2011). There are reportedly other scattered specimens within the adjacent Dibba zone, although the plant does not seem to generally occur in the Hajar Mountains (Feulner 2011). Present in northern Oman at c. 2,500 m (Ghazanfar pers. comm. 2019). Globally, this species occurs from Pakistan to Iran (Board of Trustees, RBG Kew 2019). Plants of the World Online does not list the UAE as a native country of occurrence for this species, but its occurrence in the Hajar Mountains is consistent with an Oman-Makran distribution, characteristic of many other species of regional plants and animals.
Habitats and Ecology
Ecological system type
Terrestrial system
Freshwater system
Marine system
Habitat details as listed in assessment
The original records of this species by A.S. Gardner were from natural sites within the zone of mixed sedimentary rocks southeast of Dibba. It was subsequently recorded growing in silt at the base of a cliff, adjacent to cultivation (Feulner 2011). It is described as a perennial species (Board of Trustees, RBG Kew 2019).
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Not possible
Assessed status
Asessment status in full
Data Deficient
Assessment status abreviation
Assessment rationale/justification
There is limited information regarding Chesneya parviflora and its distribution within the UAE. Although this species has been recorded from the southern edge of the Ru'us al-Jibal and the Dibba zone, detailed distribution data is lacking. Furthermore, the threats to this species are currently unknown and there is more to learn about its habitat and ecology. Therefore, this species is currently assessed as Data Deficient.
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
There is no information available.
Conservation Measures

Conservation measures:
Conservation measures notes:
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Scientific Name Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Chesneya parviflora Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Fabaceae Chesneya