Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Euphorbia muraltioides N.E.Br.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
EUPHORBIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2017/08/10
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Euphorbia muraltioides is a very poorly known species, last collected in the early 1900s. Not enough is known about its population size, structure and trends to determine its risk of extinction. Field surveys are needed to relocate this species in the wild.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
It occurs in the Grahamstown district in the Eastern Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grahamstown Grassland Thicket
Description
This species' specific habitat requirements are unknown.
Threats
Threats to this species are unknown. If it occurs on lower slopes and valley bottoms, it is possibly threatened by habitat loss to agricultural expansion. The specific habitat requirements of this species is not known, and therefore threats are difficult to infer.
Population

This species is known from only a few collections, dating from the early 1900s. It is a member of the herbaceous group of Euphorbias, which has received far less attention than the succulents. It is possibly overlooked and confused with other, similar species. Field surveys are needed to relocate this species in the wild, as currently nothing is known about its population size, structure and trends.


Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Euphorbia muraltioides N.E.Br.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Brown, N.E., Hutchinson, J. and Prain, D. 1920. Euphorbiaceae. In: W.T. Thiselton-Dyer (ed). Flora Capensis V Section II (Thymeleaceae-Ceratophylleae):216-516. L. Reeve & Co., Ltd., Ashford.


Bruyns, P.V. 2012. Nomenclature and typification of southern African species of Euphorbia. Bothalia 42(2):217-245.


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.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2017. Euphorbia muraltioides N.E.Br. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/10

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