Euphorbia otjipembana 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia otjipembana L.C.Leach

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D1 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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Assessor(s): Craven, P. & Loots, S.
Reviewer(s): Victor, J.E. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Southern African Plants Red List Authority)
Euphorbia otjipembana is assessed as Vulnerable. The RAMASĀ® Red List version 2.0 software package was used to make this assessment.

This species is known from two subpopulations (extent of occurrence < 1,875 kmĀ²) with total population size estimated at < 1,000. The species has not been collected for 27 years and plants are uncommon and scattered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Only known from two subpopulations in two locations in Namibia. Plants are uncommon, scattered and recorded as rare and infrequent.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs on stony east-facing slopes in dwarf mopane woodland in association with a Cyphostemma ("succulent Cissus") species (Leach 1976). Recorded as rare and infrequent at 4,000 ft.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Current threats are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Craven, P. & Loots, S. 2004. Euphorbia otjipembana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46809A11082796. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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