Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Macrozamia viridis
Species Authority: D.L.Jones & P.I.Forst.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii,iv,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Forster, P.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Qualifies for at least Vulnerable based on small population size and decline, which satisfies criteria C1 and D2. However, due to its small extent of occurrence (1,000 km²) and occurrence at only two locations, means that it qualifies for Endangered status under criterion B1ab.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 Vulnerable (VU)
1998 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Wyberba and Girraween area in the south of the Darling Downs district of Queensland, Australia.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Queensland)
Number of Locations: 2
Lower elevation limit (metres): 700
Upper elevation limit (metres): 960
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: This species is restricted in its distribution and is known from only two populations at one locality. They are highly localized and probably rare.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 1000-3000
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Plants grow on sandy soils over granite in moderately wet eucalypt woodlands.
Systems: Terrestrial
Generation Length (years): 60

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Plants are known from only a few stands, some of which are conserved in Girraween National Park.

Citation: Forster, P. 2010. Macrozamia viridis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41968A10612965. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided