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Euphorbia leptoclada

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia leptoclada
Species Authority: Balf.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Miller, A.
Reviewer(s): Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A poorly known species. Inadequate information available to make an assessment beyond Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Soqotra.
Countries:
Native:
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Euphorbia leptoclada. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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