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Euphorbia fianarantsoae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia fianarantsoae
Species Authority: Ursch & Leandri

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Haevermans, T.
Reviewer(s): Rajeriarison, C., Labat, J.N., Lowry, P. & Randrianjohany, E. (Madagascar Plants RLA)
Justification:
The taxonomic status of this species is problematic. It is likely to have a small extent of occurrence and area of occupancy, which has yet to be ascertained. It grows on rocky outcrops on the High-Plateau near Fianarantsoa and as such, is endangered by human activities. It is rated VU D2.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar. Zazafotsy, Fianarantsoa area.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: On rocky outcrops and inselbergs.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Some localities fall within reserves and protected forests (maybe Andringitra). Listed under CITES Appendix II.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 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 fianarantsoae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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