Encephalartos woodii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Encephalartos woodii
Species Authority: Sander
Common Name(s):
English Wood's Cycad

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct in the Wild ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Donaldson, J.S.
Reviewer(s): Agenbag, L. & B’senberg, J.D.
Originally described from a single male plant with multiple stems. No other plants were ever found. Some of the original stems were killed through bark harvesting and the last wild plants had been transferred to botanic gardens by 1916.
2003 Extinct in the Wild
1998 Extinct

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is only known from male plants collected in Ngoye Forest, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Regionally extinct:
South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
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Population [top]

Population: Extinct in the wild.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Extinct in the wild.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The last remaining stems were all deliberately removed from the wild in 1916.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix I of the CITES Appendices. The species is grown in a number of botanical gardens. The area it came from is now a protected area.

Citation: Donaldson, J.S. 2010. Encephalartos woodii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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