Euphorbia stenoclada ssp. stenoclada 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia stenoclada Baill. ssp. stenoclada
Parent Species:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Has a large extent of occurrence (87,841.1 km²) and large area of occupancy (34,280.7 km²). Recorded from 30 localities and comprises six to twelve subpopulations. There are some threats, but these do not yet trigger a threatened status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:South-west Madagascar, Tulear to Fort Dauphin, to the south-central High plateau (Ivohibe). This subspecies is common throughout its range.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:South-west dry bush of Madagascar, or rock outcrops (high plateau populations).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing for charcoal. This species is also used to feed Zebus.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.5. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
3. Shrubland -> 3.5. Shrubland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
0. Root -> 6. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)

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

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

Bibliography [top]

Cremers, G. 1984. Les euphorbes coralliformes de Madagascar. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 54(1-2): 23-64.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: (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 stenoclada ssp. stenoclada. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44445A10904450. . Downloaded on 24 March 2018.
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