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Euphorbia razafindratsirae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia razafindratsirae
Species Authority: Lavranos

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(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:
This species, described in 2002, is known only from the single type specimen, collected near Tongobory. The Tulear area is rich in micro-endemic species and its surrounding habitats are heavily degraded and destroyed by human activities. The exact range of this species is unknown, however, the area has been well visited by botanists.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: South-west Madagascar, near Tongobory.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry South-western bush of Madagascar.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix II.
Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia razafindratsirae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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