Macrozamia elegans 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 Endangered (EN)

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.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales)
Number of Locations: 5
Lower elevation limit (metres): 120
Upper elevation limit (metres): 150
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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: 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
Generation Length (years): 60

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 2010: e.T41954A10610757. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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