Euphorbia schweinfurthii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Euphorbia schweinfurthii
Species Authority: Balf.f.
Taxonomic Notes: Four forms (labelled A–D) are identified, based on location on Soqotra and surrounding islands.

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)
Part of a taxonomically difficult group on Soqotra. Inadequate information is available to make an assessment beyond Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dwarf shrubland on desertic foothills and coastal plains on Abd al Kuri and Southwest Soqotra. Altitude of 100–200 m.

A broad view of E. schweinfurthii has been taken here. It is distinguished by the combination of shrubby habit, glaucous leaves and more or less entire cyathial appendages. However, it is extremely variable and a number of very distinct forms are found but with numerous intermediates. Provisional and further investigation may lead to the formal recognition of more taxa within this complex.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Euphorbia schweinfurthii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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