|Scientific Name:||Euphorbia leptoclada|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)|
A poorly known species. Inadequate information available to make an assessment beyond Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||
Semi-deciduous shrubland in the Haggeher mountains. Altitude of 560 m.
There is some doubt as to the status of this species. It is allied to E. hajhirensis and somewhat intermediate between this species and extreme (montane) forms of E. kischenensis. Balfour (Balyley Balfour 1888) notes that his description of E. leptoclada is based on an imperfect specimen of a Euphorbia, the assessor found in Schweinfurth’s collection mixed with specimens of Phyllanthus filipes. It has not been found since it was originally collected in the 19th Century.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Euphorbia leptoclada. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 04 July 2015.|