Cycas platyphylla 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Cycadaceae

Scientific Name: Cycas platyphylla K.D.Hill

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Hill, K.D
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Listed as Endangered based on an estimated ongoing decline of 50% over three generations (120 years) due to over-exploitation and a decline in the area of occupancy.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the Petford district on the northwestern Atherton Tableland, and a disjunct population about 250 km to the south on Wandovale station, Queensland, Australia. Occurs at 400 to 750 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Queensland)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):400
Upper elevation limit (metres):750
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Population [top]

Population:The population size is estimated to number between 2,500 and 10,000 mature individuals.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:2500-10000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species grows in open grassy ironbark-dominated woodland on shallow loamy soils on stony slopes over acid to intermediate volcanic substrates.
Generation Length (years):40

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-collection of C. platyphylla from the wild may be a problem in the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices.

Citation: Hill, K.D. 2010. Cycas platyphylla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41952A10610132. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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