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Euphorbia aureoviridiflora 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia aureoviridiflora (Rauh) Rauh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Haevermans, T.
Reviewer(s): Rajeriarison, C., Labat, J.N., Lowry, P. & Randrianjohany, E. (Madagascar Plants RLA)
Justification:
The species is poorly understood and its relations with E. iharanae, E. capmanambatoensis and E. caput-aureum are to be studied. It is known only from the Montagne des Francais, but it may also occur further south. The unique Tsingy habitat in which E. aureoviridiflora can be found, is threatened by fires. There are no current measures to protect this species, which occurs outside the northern reserves.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:South-west Madagascar, restricted to the Montagne des Français near Antsiranana.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found on tsingy type rocks.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, collection for horticultural trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix II.

Classifications [top]

0. Root -> 6. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)
suitability:Suitable  
1. Land/water protection -> 1.1. Site/area protection
1. Land/water protection -> 1.2. Resource & habitat protection
2. Land/water management -> 2.1. Site/area management
3. Species management -> 3.4. Ex-situ conservation -> 3.4.1. Captive breeding/artificial propagation
3. Species management -> 3.4. Ex-situ conservation -> 3.4.2. Genome resource bank
4. Education & awareness -> 4.1. Formal education
4. Education & awareness -> 4.3. Awareness & communications

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
5. Biological resource use -> 5.2. Gathering terrestrial plants -> 5.2.1. Intentional use (species is the target)
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.1. Species mortality

5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

7. Natural system modifications -> 7.1. Fire & fire suppression -> 7.1.3. Trend Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

7. Natural system modifications -> 7.3. Other ecosystem modifications
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

1. Research -> 1.1. Taxonomy
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats
1. Research -> 1.6. Actions

Bibliography [top]

Denis, M. 1921. Les Euphorbiées des Iles Australes d'Afrique. Theses. Nemours.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 23 November 2004).

Rauh, W. 1995. Succulent and Xerophytic plants of Madagascar. Vol I. Strawberry Press, Mill Valley.

Rauh, W. 1998. Succulent and Xerophytic plants of Madagascar. Vol II. Strawberry Press, Mill Valley.


Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia aureoviridiflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44292A10873828. . Downloaded on 20 November 2017.
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