Euphorbia platyclada 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia platyclada Rauh
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Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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Assessor(s): Haevermans, T.
Reviewer(s): Rajeriarison, C., Labat, J.N., Lowry, P. & Randrianjohany, E. (Madagascar Plants RLA)
This species comprises two varieties both of which are only known from very small restricted areas – two localities in total. The species has some horticultural potential, so may be sought after and may also be impacted by habitat degradation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:South-west Madagascar: 50 km north-west of Tulear, on the way to the Fiherenana valley (Anjamala area) and near the road from Fort-Dauphin to Ampanihy. Known only from the two localities.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Deciduous forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fires. Possible future threat from collection for the horticultural trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia platyclada. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44425A10902078. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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