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Cycas silvestris

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA CYCADOPSIDA CYCADALES CYCADACEAE

Scientific Name: Cycas silvestris
Species Authority: K.D.Hill

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Hill, K.D.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Justification:
The population appears to be stable at present.It is listed as Vulnerable under criterion D2 based on its very restricted occurrence at only three localities. The species does not occur in any protected area. The species would qualify for an Endangered listing under criterion B1 if there was any evidence of decline.
History:
2003 Vulnerable (IUCN 2003)
2003 Vulnerable
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from sub-coastal forests near the northeastern tip of Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia. Populations are found near Temple Bay and to the north and south of the Olive River estuary.
Countries:
Native:
Australia (Queensland)
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Population [top]

Population: The species is locally common with between 2,500 and 10,000 mature individuals.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Populations of C. silvestris occur on white siliceous sands from old beach-dunes, and this cycad appears to be endemic to that substrate. Grows in dry woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Hill, K.D. 2010. Cycas silvestris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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