Euphorbia epiphylloides

Euphorbia epiphylloides Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 42(2): 247 1873. ;


An unarmed succulent tree which was recorded, up to 1977, as locally common in several localities. Recent surveys have been less successful in locating the species. In total no more than 250 plants exist around Saddle Peak on North Andaman, representing a serious decline from original population numbers.
Citation:World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Euphorbia epiphylloides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T37601A10065045. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T37601A10065045.en. Downloaded on 07 January 2017.


 
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Shrubs or trees, up to 3 m high. Rare on hill slopes in dry tropical forests up to 700 m altitude.  This is endemic to the Andaman Islands.
Image by courtesy of Dr. N. P. Balakrishnan.

 


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