|Scientific Name:||Euphorbia mayurnathanii Croiz.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct in the Wild ver 2.3|
|Assessor(s):||World Conservation Monitoring Centre|
|Range Description:||The species was described in 1940 from three old specimens growing on a rocky ledge on the eastern spur of a hill in Pallasana situated in the Palghat Gap. The vegetation is monsoon forest and succulent plants are absent apart from this single species. It has been postulated that the climate in the past was drier and this small remnant of a previously xerophytic community survived because of its exposed position. Thorough searches have failed to locate any living wild specimens today.|
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|Conservation Actions:||The species has been successfully cultivated. The species is subject to CITES Appendix II controls.|
Carter, S. and Eggli, U. 1997. The CITES checklist of succulent Euphorbia taxa (Euphorbiaceae). German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.
Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.
Singh, M. 1994. Succulent Euphorbiaceae of India. New Delhi, India.
|Citation:||World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Euphorbia mayurnathanii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T37613A10066217.Downloaded on 19 January 2018.|