Euphorbia stenoclada 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia stenoclada Baill.
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
As the typical subspecies has a large extent of occurrence (87,841.1 km²) and large area of occupancy (34,280.7 km²). Recorded from 30 localities and comprises six to twelve subpopulations. There are some threats, but these do not yet trigger a threatened status. The species itself is therefore listed as Least Concern, although subsp. ambatofinandranae is Critically Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Central Madagascar: Ambatofinandrahana, Tulear to Fort Dauphin, and the south-central High plateau (Ivohibe). This species is common throughout its range.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found on cipolin marble rock outcrops near Ambatofinandrahana. The high plateau populations are in south-west dry bush on rock outcrops.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing for charcoal, and mining. Grows only on cipolin rocks, which are exploited as a valuable source of white marble. This species is also used to feed Zebus.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Some localities fall within reserves and protected forests. Listed under CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia stenoclada. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44443A10904209. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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