Macrozamia communis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Macrozamia communis
Species Authority: L.A.S.Johnson

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.
Very common across its wide range and the threats are not significant enough to warrant any concern, hence this species is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in eastern New South Wales, Australia from just south of Taree on the north coast, continuing in a southerly direction to Bega on the south coast. Occurs from near sea level up to 300 m.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales)
Lower elevation limit (metres): 10
Upper elevation limit (metres): 300
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Population [top]

Population: This species occurs in numerous subpopulations along the east coast of New South Wales. Several of these subpopulations comprise thousands of plants.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 100000
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Plants are locally abundant in wet to dry sclerophyll forests, mostly on old beach sands but also on shallow sandy or stony soils on ridges. Strictly near-coastal in the north of the range but extending to the foothills of coastal ranges in the south.
Systems: Terrestrial
Generation Length (years): 60

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Urban and rural land development has had an affect on certain subpopulations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix I of the CITES Appendices. Some subpopulations occur in National Parks, State Forests or on vacant Crown Land.

Citation: Hill, K.D. 2010. Macrozamia communis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42000A10615939. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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