Euphorbia fianarantsoae 


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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Haevermans, T.
Reviewer(s): Rajeriarison, C., Labat, J.N., Lowry, P. & Randrianjohany, E. (Madagascar Plants RLA)
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 occurrence:
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

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.

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
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
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

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

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
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 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 2004: e.T44349A10894698. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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