Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia duranii
Species Authority: Ursch & Leandri
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)
Both varieties are listed as threatened, and although var ankaratrae is listed as Vulnerable (this is probably an under lisiting), the species as a whole is considered Endangered. This is because the combined extent of occurrence is < 5,000 km² and the combined area of occupancy is < 500 km². The number of locations is certainly less than five and the range is severely fragmented. There is continuing decline due to habitat loss and degradation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Madagascar: Ankaratra mountains, where it is thought to be rare; and in the Fianarantsoa area and Andringitra reserve where it is locally common.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found on rocks and inselbergs
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Some localities fall within reserves and protected forests (Ankaratra and Andringitra). Listed under CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia duranii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44336A10893234. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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