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Euphorbia mahafalensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia mahafalensis
Species Authority: Denis
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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:
The typical variety has an extent of occurrence of 4,938.01 km² and an area of occupancy of 2,253.95 km². Recorded from seven localities and comprises two or three subpopulations and there is continuing decline. It this only just qualifies as Endangered. Including the range information from the other variety (xanthadenia) therefore makes the species as a whole Vulnerable. But further information is required to confirm the status of var. xanthadenia.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: South-west Madagascar: Plateau Mahafaly, Tsihombe area, where it is locally common on rock outcrops; and Onilahy valley area, Sakamare.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: South-west bush of Madagascar, occurring only on rock outcrops.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing for charcoal, collection 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 mahafalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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