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Bowenia spectabilis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA CYCADOPSIDA CYCADALES STANGERIACEAE

Scientific Name: Bowenia spectabilis
Species Authority: Hook. ex Hook.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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:
Although this species has declined, it is considered to be Least Concern based on the large numbers in the wild and low levels of decline.
History:
2003 Least Concern (IUCN 2003)
2003 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found scattered in open situations in and around rainforests in northeastern Queensland, Australia. It also occurs in the coastal and near-coastal areas, ranging from Cardwell to Cooktown, with an outlying occurrence in the McIlraith Range and near Starcke on the Cape York Peninsula. Recorded from sea level up to 750 m.
Countries:
Native:
Australia (Queensland)
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Population [top]

Population: The population size is estimated to be in excess of 10,000 plants. At present the the population trend is considered to be stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species favours a wet/dry seasonal climate. The species does not occur above 800 m and appears to be limited by a mean minimum temperature rather than other climatic or environmental conditions. Plants grow in rainforest and in adjoining tall wet eucalypt forest ecotones.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat reduction for this species has been estimated at between 10% and 20%.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. In Queensland, Bowenia spectabilis is protected under Nature Conservation legislation where it is listed as common. The species is generally well represented in national parks and the Wet Tropics World Heritage area.

Citation: Hill, K.D. 2010. Bowenia spectabilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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