Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Macrozamia flexuosa
Species Authority: C.Moore
Macrozamia pauli-guilielmi W.Hill & F.Muell. subspecies flexuosa (C.Moore) L.A.S.Johnson

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c 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 ongoing decline that is estimated to exceed 50% over three generations. Would qualify at least as Vulnerable under criterion C1 based on overall population size and continuing decline.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occur in New South Wales, Australia. Subpopulations are found on the southern part of the North Coast and extreme northern Central Coast, from Buladelah to Lake Macquarie.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales)
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Population [top]

Population: The population is estimated to number between 2,500 and 10,000 mature individuals and declining.
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 a range of habitats, including coastal cliffs, open sclerophyll forest and gullies, sometimes in quite shady situations. Soils are mainly shallow clay loams.
Systems: Terrestrial
Generation Length (years): 60

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is affected by over-collecting and land clearance, which may be a cause for concern in the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Plants occur in the Wallaroo and Karua Nature reserves and also in the Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area and in the Werakata National Park.

Citation: Hill, K.D. 2010. Macrozamia flexuosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41955A10611000. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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