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Macrozamia viridis

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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.
Justification:
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.
History:
2003 Vulnerable (IUCN 2003)
2003 Vulnerable
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

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:
Native:
Australia (Queensland)
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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.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Plants grow on sandy soils over granite in moderately wet eucalypt woodlands.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 October 2014.
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