Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Euphorbia umfoloziensis Peckover
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
EUPHORBIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2008/06/24
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Two known subpopulations are potentially threatened by habitat degradation as a result of overgrazing and trampling.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
White Umfolozi River Valley.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Zululand Lowveld
Description
Valley bushveld, on well-drained, sandy, north-facing slopes in river valleys.
Threats
Potentially threatened by habitat degradation as a result of overgrazing and trampling (Peckover 1991).
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Euphorbia umfoloziensis PeckoverVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Euphorbia umfoloziensis PeckoverLower Risk - Least Concern Scott-Shaw (1999)
Euphorbia umfoloziensis PeckoverRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


Peckover, R.G. 1991. Euphorbia umfoloziensis (Euphorbiaceae), a new species from central Natal. Aloe 28(2):36-39.


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.


Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2008. Euphorbia umfoloziensis Peckover. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/24

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