Euphorbia bongolavensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Euphorbia bongolavensis
Species Authority: Rauh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Haevermans, T.
Reviewer(s): Rajeriarison, C., Labat, J.N., Lowry, P. & Randrianjohany, E. (Madagascar Plants RLA)
This species is known from only one locality, growing in a dry forest on Bongolava mountains. Its habitat, outside the main reserve of Ankarafantsika, is heavily threatened by human activity (fires). This species thus qualifies for VU D2.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: North-west Madagascar. Only known to occur in the Bongolava regions, south-east of Port-Bergé (Boriziny).
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry forest on the Bongolava mountains
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing for charcoal, collection for horticulture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix II.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Rauh, W. 1993. Euphorbia bongolavensis Rauh – Eine bemerkenswerte Art aus Westmadagascar. Kakteen Sukkulenten 44(4): 70-75.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia bongolavensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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