Euphorbia parvicyathophora 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia parvicyathophora
Species Authority: Rauh

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) 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 only known from Anjamala. The Tulear area is rich in micro-endemic species and its surrounding habitats are heavily degraded and destroyed by human activities. The exact range of this species is unknown, however, botanists frequently visit this area. The species is sought after by succulent plant collectors and is on Appendix I of CITES.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: South-west Madagascar, near Anjamala.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Pockets of soil, on the face of the cavernous limestone cliffs on the south bank of Fiherenana river.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing, collection for horticultural purposes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix I.

Classifications [top]

0. Root -> 6. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)
suitability: Suitable  
1. Land/water protection -> 1.1. Site/area 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

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. 1987. Euphorbia parvicyathophora Rauh, sp. nov. A new dwarf Euphorbia from Madagascar. Cactus and Succulent Journal (Los Angeles). 58:143-145.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia parvicyathophora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44414A10899895. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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