Euphorbia hofstaetteri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Euphorbia hofstaetteri
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)
This species is reportedly known from the Tongobory area, where there are "numerous specimens" (Rauh 1992). This species has not been collected again, and is likely to have a very restricted range. The extent of occurrence and area of occupancy are unknown.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: South-west Madagascar, near Tongobory.(may possibly be found in La Table, near Tulear).
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is likely to occur on rocky area amongst the south-west dry bush.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia hofstaetteri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 06 March 2015.
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