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Euphorbia gottlebei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia gottlebei
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:
This species is only known from the type locality: limestone slopes of the Fiherenana valley. This location is difficult to access today, and it hasn’t yet been collected elsewhere. It is likely to have a very restricted range and has a high appeal for the horticultural trade.
It is rated as VU D2 until more precise data is available to assess its exact extent of occurrence and area of occupancy.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: South-west Madagascar: Fiherenana valley, north-west of Sakaraha.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: On steep limestone slopes.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix II.

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