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Euphorbia hedyotoides

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia hedyotoides
Species Authority: N.E.Br.

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 a small extent of occurrence of (2,594.14 km²) and a small area of occupancy (1,100.28 km²). Recorded from 15 localities and comprises four to five subpopulations.

The small extent of occurrence and the threats affecting E. hedyotoides (including habitat degradation), qualifies this species as Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to south-west Madagascar. Found within the Ambovombe/Amboasary area, where it is common throughout its range.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: South-west bush of Madagascar.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing for charcoal, collection of mature specimens for the horticultural trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia hedyotoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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