Euphorbia decaryi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia decaryi
Species Authority: Guillaumin
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) 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)
Combining the data from the four varieties, this species qualifies for listing as Endangered as the extent of occurrence is clearly < 5,000 km² and the area of occupancy is < 500 km². There may be some debate about the number of locations, however, the distribution is certainly severely fragmented. There is continuing decline due to habitat loss and degradation in all the known locations. The species is also sought after for the horticultural trade.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from separate localities in southern Madagascar: 30 km south of Ampanihy, Fort Dauphin area, the Tulear area and near Ampotaka.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Recorded from a variety of habitats: dry calcareous bush, under shrubs, on sands and dunes, rocky areas near the coast and in Alluaudia forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing for agriculture and charcoal, collection for the horticultural trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia decaryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44326A10892118. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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