Euphorbia ambovombensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia ambovombensis Rauh & Razaf.
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomic status is dubious, and its synonymy with earlier varieties of E. decaryi has to be considered.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Haevermans, T.
Reviewer(s): Rajeriarison, C., Labat, J.N., Lowry, P. & Randrianjohany, E. (Madagascar Plants RLA)
Restricted to the Ambovombe area of Madagascar. Rauh in his original paper states that this species was found in other close areas and Tulear, however, this cannot be ascertained and a thorough study is required.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:E. ambovombensis is restricted to the Ambovombe area of Madagascar, where it is locally common.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Southern bush, in deep shade under shrubs.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing for charcoal, collection of E. ambovombensis for horticulture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia ambovombensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44283A10872023. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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