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Euphorbia ambovombensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia ambovombensis Rauh & Razaf.
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomic status is dubious, and its synonymy with earlier varieties of E. decaryi has to be considered.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Haevermans, T.
Reviewer(s): Rajeriarison, C., Labat, J.N., Lowry, P. & Randrianjohany, E. (Madagascar Plants RLA)
Justification:
Restricted to the Ambovombe area of Madagascar. Rauh in his original paper states that this species was found in other close areas and Tulear, however, this cannot be ascertained and a thorough study is required.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:E. ambovombensis is restricted to the Ambovombe area of Madagascar, where it is locally common.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Madagascar
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Southern bush, in deep shade under shrubs.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing for charcoal, collection of E. ambovombensis for horticulture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed under CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia ambovombensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44283A10872023. . Downloaded on 18 November 2017.
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