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Euphorbia rossii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia rossii
Species Authority: Rauh & Buchloh

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, collected once in 1961 near Nosy-Ambositra (Befandriana-Sud) hasn’t been collected since. It grows in a scarcely collected area, which is highly prone to habitat destruction by fires. It is likely that this species is Endangered or Critically Endangered, however, without any more information available, the species is rated VU D2, awaiting further fieldwork and taxonomic studies.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: South-west Madagascar: In the Mangoky area, near Nosy-Ambositra (Befandriana-Sud).
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found on rocks.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia rossii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 November 2014.
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