Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Extreme south of Madagascar, beyond the Tropic of Capricorn.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
A major component of dry scrub and forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Alluaudia procera

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Alluaudia procera

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LR/nt
Lower Risk/near threatened

Red List Criteria

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1998
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Reviewer/s

Contributor/s

History
  • 1997
    Not Threatened
    (Walter and Gillett 1998)
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Threats

Major Threats
The habitat type has been replaced by grassland over much of its range.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The wood is useful and the species is a focus of silvicultural studies.
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Wikipedia

Alluaudia procera

Madagascar ocotillo or Alluaudia procera, is a deciduous succulent plant species of the family Didiereaceae. It is endemic to Madagascar.[1] Although strikingly similar in appearance, it is not closely related to the ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens, of North America). Young alluaudias form a tangle of stems that last for several years after which a strong central stem develops. The basal stems then die out leaving a tree-like stem that branches higher up on the main trunk.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1998). Alluaudia procera. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006.
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