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Euphorbia decorsei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia decorsei
Species Authority: Drake

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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:
This species has an extent of occurrence of 4701.06 km² and an area of occupancy of 4860.79 km². Recorded from eight localities and comprises two to five subpopulations. The Itampolo collection may be misidentified. Although still common, there is continuing decline to to habitat loss and degradation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: South-west Madagascar: Fort-Dauphin area, possibly extending towards Itampolo. E. decorsei is common throughout its range.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: South-west dry Alluaudia forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing for charcoal. This species is also eaten by Zebus.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Some localities fall within reserves and protected forests. (Andohahela).

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia decorsei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
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