Macrozamia elegans


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Macrozamia elegans
Species Authority: K.D.Hill & D.L.Jones

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2ad; B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Hill, K.D.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Classified as Endangered based on an estimated decline of >50% over the past three generations (120 years), a relatively small extent of occurrence (112 km²) and occurrence at ca. five locations and a continuing decline.
2003 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to a limited area around Mountain Lagoon in the Blue Mountains north and west of Richmond, New South Wales, Australia. Recorded to occur at elevations of 120 to 150 m asl.
Australia (New South Wales)
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Population [top]

Population: The population size is estimated to number between 2,500 and 10,000 mature individuals.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Plants grow in open areas and among dense shrubs on gentle to steep slopes in eucalypt woodland. The undulating countryside is dominated by sandstone boulders.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not specified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Plants occur in the Blue Mountains National Park.

Citation: Hill, K.D. 2010. Macrozamia elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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