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Euphorbia tardieuana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia tardieuana
Species Authority: Leandri
Taxonomic Notes: May prove to be synonymous with E. mangelsdorffii.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 poorly known species from the rocky areas of the east coast is related, if not synonymous to E. mangelsdorffii Rauh. It hasn’t been recollected since the type collection in 1927 and grows in a highly degraded part of the eastern evergreen forest. It is listed as Data Deficient. E. tardieuana may eventually be listed as Endangered, Critically Endangered or even Extinct once further field work has taken place.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: East coast of Madagascar: on rocky areas on the Nosivolo (Mangoro).
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Wet rocky areas of the east coast.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia tardieuana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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