Euphorbia milii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia milii Des Moul.
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Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Haevermans, T.
Reviewer(s): Rajeriarison, C., Labat, J.N., Lowry, P. & Randrianjohany, E. (Madagascar Plants RLA)
This is a widely grown ornamental species that is found in gardens all over the world. The species comprises eleven described varieties, but is in urgent need of taxonomic revision. Many of the plants in cultivation are incorrectly identified. Most of the varieties described are from very poorly known or even unknown locations. The ones that are known, tend to be very restricted and are often under threat due to loss and degradation of the habitat. However, until the taxonomy is fully resolved and full field surveys have been conducted, it is best to consider this species complex as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Madagascar: Fort Dauphin area; 20 km south of Betroka; mountains near Ihosy, possibly between Antsirabe and Fianarantsoa; possibly north of Antananarivo, near Maevatanana; on the High Plateau near Imerina; Zombitse forest (Sakaraha) and at Le Table mountain near Tulear.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Seems to occur in a variety of bush and forest habitats, but always on rocks (usually granite formations).

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: occurs in a number of protected areas and forest reserves. Listed under CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia milii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44389A10889790. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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