Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Euphorbia fortuita A.C.White, R.A.Dyer & B.Sloane
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
EUPHORBIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v)
Assessment Date
2011/06/18
Assessor(s)
A.L. Schutte-Vlok, B.M. Bayer & D. Raimondo
Justification
A localized species (EOO <500 km²), recorded from fewer than five locations, and declining due to illegal harvesting to supply the specialist succulent collection trade.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Ladismith to Barrydale.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Little Karoo Quartz Vygieveld
Description
Quartz outcrops.
Threats
Threatened by harvesting for the succulent trade. There is also a potential threat of loss of habitat and mature individuals to expansion of roadside quarries.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Euphorbia fortuita A.C.White, R.A.Dyer & B.SloaneLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


White, A., Dyer, R.A. and Sloane, B.L. 1941. The succulent Euphorbieae (Southern Africa) Volume I. Abbey Garden Press, Pasadena.


Citation
Schutte-Vlok, A.L., Bayer, B.M. & Raimondo, D. 2011. Euphorbia fortuita A.C.White, R.A.Dyer & B.Sloane. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/14

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