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Dypsis humilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arecales Arecaceae

Scientific Name: Dypsis humilis M.S.Trudgen, Rakotoarin. & W.J.Baker

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-12-17
Assessor(s): Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J.
Reviewer(s): Baker, W.J., Beentje, H.J. & Bachman, S.
Justification:
Known only from one locality where fewer than ten individuals were observed. The site is outside the boundary of the Makira protected area and the forest is degraded, but the species appears to be tolerant of disturbance. Monitoring is required and attempts are needed to extend the boundaries of the protected area to include this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to northeast Madagascar, where it is known from a single site above the Antainambalana River near the village of Ambodivoahangy west-northwest of Maroantsetra.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Madagascar
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:4
Number of Locations:1
Lower elevation limit (metres):100
Upper elevation limit (metres):200
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Population [top]

Population:A very rare palm, fewer than ten clumps were observed.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:10Continuing decline of mature individuals:No
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Grows in lowland rainforest in the north of the Makira chain, the species has been recorded on a granitic ridge top between 100 and 200 m. The species has been recorded in degraded forest, hence it appears to be tolerant of some disturbance.
Systems:Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is not known to be used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is loss of habitat in the area due to shifting agriculture and logging, but the species seems to be tolerant of some habitat disturbance.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J. 2012. Dypsis humilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T195999A2440959. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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