Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Euphorbia phylloclada Boiss.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
EUPHORBIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2015/05/07
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
This species has a limited distribution range in South Africa, but is not threatened. It is widespread across Namibia.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Widespread across western Namibia, extending southwards to the Gariep Valley between De Hoop and Goodhouse in the eastern Richtersveld, Northern Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Desert
Description
Dry rocky slopes and watercourses.
Threats
This species occurs in a remote part of the Richtersveld that is unsuitable to grazing, and is not threatened.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Euphorbia phylloclada Boiss.Least 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.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2015. Euphorbia phylloclada Boiss. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/06/14

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