Euphorbia mayurnathanii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia mayurnathanii
Species Authority: Croiz.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct in the Wild ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species was described in 1940 from three old specimens growing on a rocky ledge on the eastern spur of a hill in Pallasana situated in the Palghat Gap. The vegetation is monsoon forest and succulent plants are absent apart from this single species. It has been postulated that the climate in the past was drier and this small remnant of a previously xerophytic community survived because of its exposed position. Thorough searches have failed to locate any living wild specimens today.
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
India
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has been successfully cultivated. The species is subject to CITES Appendix II controls.

Bibliography [top]

Carter, S. and Eggli, U. 1997. The CITES checklist of succulent Euphorbia taxa (Euphorbiaceae). German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Singh, M. 1994. Succulent Euphorbiaceae of India. New Delhi, India.


Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Euphorbia mayurnathanii. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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