Euphorbia santapauii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia santapauii
Species Authority: Henry

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A succulent species localised to the sward-covered summit of Mt. Agasthya on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border.
Countries occurrence:
India (Tamil Nadu)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Individuals survive in sheltered and moist places.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Most localities have apparently been destroyed, frequently because of accidental and intentional fires. Trees are also cut and dried to be used as firewood by pilgrims trekking up to the temple on the summit of Mt. Agasthya.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is subject to CITES Appendix II controls.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Euphorbia santapauii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T37612A10066103. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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