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Species Information

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Euphorbia keithii R.A.Dyer
(name current 2016)
Swazi Euphorbia


Growth form: Tree
Near Endemic
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one quarter degree grid square only
Local abundance: occasional
Schedule A

Red Data Book Information:
Status: CR B1B2ceC2a Endemism: Near endemic Threats: Agriculture, urban expansion, habitat degradation, forestry exploitation, harvesting, alien plant infestation Distribution: Stegi, Usuthu Gorge (?), Sitsatsaweni (northeast of Siteki), Oribi Ranch, Mlawula Species protected under CITES. Habitat specific, habitat decline. Species prefers hot, dry, exposed areas. Restricted to the Lebombo Mountains.

Regional distribution:
Restricted to Swaziland and adjacent parts of Mozambique?.

Included in Tree Atlas.

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Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)

Reynolds G.W. (1937). New Aloes from Natal and Zululand, with Notes on A. macracantha Bak. Jl. S. Afr. Bot 3:47-49