Euphorbia beharensis var. beharensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia beharensis Leandri var. beharensis
Parent Species:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(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)
Has an extent of occurrence of 24,253.2 km² and an area of occupancy of 9,251.28 km². Recorded from 14 localities and comprises four subpopulations (hence probably much fewer than ten locations). Threats to this taxon include habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing for charcoal and collection for horticulture.
Like all the varieties of E. beharensi, it requires further taxonomic studies. The two main subpopulations are separated by a gap and the habitat is highly fragmented. The calculated EOO is at the fringe of VU, but considering the approximations with the localities, the taxon is given a precautionary rating of VU.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Southern Madagascar, Fort-dauphin area: Behara, Tulear area: Tsimanampetsotsa. The population is highly fragmented.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Dry bush, on sand.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing for charcoal. Collection for horticulture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Some of the population is located within the Tsimanampetsota nature reserve. Listed under CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Haevermans, T. 2004. Euphorbia beharensis var. beharensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44296A10874687. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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