Pachypodium brevicaule 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Gentianales Apocynaceae

Scientific Name: Pachypodium brevicaule Baker

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(ii,iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2015-03-25
Assessor(s): Members of the IUCN SSC Madagascar Plant Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Rapanarivo, S.
Contributor(s): Rapanarivo, S., Rakotonasolo, F. & Andriambololonera, S.
Pachypodium brevicaule has an area of occupancy (AOO) of 90 km2 and occurs in 10 locations. This species does not occur within a protected area and experiences continuing decline due to annual wildfire and mining. Illegal collection of the species also occurs. It is therefore assessed as Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Madagascar, where it grows in the provinces of Antananarivo and Fianarantsoa at elevations between 1,300-1,900 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:90
Number of Locations:10
Lower elevation limit (metres):1300
Upper elevation limit (metres):1900
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Population [top]

Population:This species is known to have between 10 and 15 subpopulations.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
No. of subpopulations:10-15
All individuals in one subpopulation:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This herb grows in dry bushlands, woodlands and on inselbergs or rock faces on quartzitic rocks (Rapanarivo 1999). This species is associated with Uapaca bojeri, Leptolaena pauciflora, Kalanchoe syncepala, Aloe capitata, Xerophyta dasylirioides, Helichrysum ibitiense, Tetradenia fruticosa, Senecio quartziticolus, Aloe alfredii, Euphorbia quartziticola, Pachypodium densiflorum and Pachypodium eburneum.


Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

This species is collected for horticultural trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by habitat loss due to annual wildfire and mining. Illegal collection of the species also occurs.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not present in protected areas. It is included in Appendix II of CITES.

Citation: Members of the IUCN SSC Madagascar Plant Specialist Group. 2015. Pachypodium brevicaule. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T69222187A69228608. . Downloaded on 21 July 2018.
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