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Euphorbia hofstaetteri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

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)
Justification:
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).
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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