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Euphorbia alfredii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia alfredii
Species Authority: Rauh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Haevermans, T.
Reviewer(s): Rajeriarison, C., Labat, J.N., Lowry, P. & Randrianjohany, E. (Madagascar Plants RLA)
Justification:
The species is known only by Rauh’s specimens collected by Alfred Razafindratsira and has been categorised as VU D2 as it is known from only a single location and would be potentially threatened by any habitat loss or over-collecting. A full field survey to ascertain the exact extent of occurrence is needed (this plant may then be found to qualify for EN or CR).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from a single locality. Apparently restricted to the Ambilobe area.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: On limestone in deciduous xerophytic forest, north of Ambilobe.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, collection for horticultural purposes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia alfredii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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