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Euphorbia lavrani

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia lavrani
Species Authority: L.C.Leach

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Craven, P. & Loots, S.
Reviewer(s): Victor, J.E. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Southern African Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Euphorbia lavrani is assessed as Least Concern. The RAMAS® Red List version 2.0 software package was used to make this assessment.

This species is known from only one population but it is possible that there are two. It has a fairly restricted distribution (extent of occurrence < 625 km²), however, the population is apparently healthy and currently stable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from only one subpopulation in Namuskluft, Namibia.
Countries:
Native:
Namibia
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Grows on limestone outcrops (Leach 1981), with Ruschianthus falcatus (pers. obs)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Collecting may be a potential threat as Namuskluft is well known for it succulent diversity and endemism and is frequently visited by succulent collectors from all over the world. However, the only limestone outcrops observed here are rather inaccessible and collecting is not likely to cause a continuing decline.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Euphorbia lavrani is included on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Craven, P. & Loots, S. 2004. Euphorbia lavrani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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