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Macrozamia fawcettii 

Scope:Global
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Macrozamia fawcettii
Species Authority: C.Moore

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Forster, P.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Justification:
Although this species could qualify for listing as Vulnerable because it has a relatively small extent of occurrence (5,500 km²), and confirmed occurrence at less than 10 locations and there is decline due to the impacts of poaching in the wild (i.e. VU B1ab(v)), it is instead listed as Near Threatened because it is expected to occur at more than locations.
Previously published Red List assessments:
  • 2003 – Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in New South Wales, Australia. Subpopulations are found along the far North Coast and coastal ranges, from the Richmond River to Coffs Harbour, which includes subpopulations in the vicinity of Grafton and Casino district and the upper reaches of the Richmond river. Recorded at elevations ranging from 5 to 550 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Australia (New South Wales)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:10
Lower elevation limit (metres):5
Upper elevation limit (metres):550
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Population [top]

Population:This species is recorded from at least nine localities (based on specimens in the BRI - Queensland Herbarium). Appears to be reasonably abundant.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:10000-20000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species grows on sheltered slopes and gullies in dry sclerophyll forest and in flat areas close to streams in wet sclerophyll forest.
Systems:Terrestrial
Generation Length (years):60

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has been affected by over-collecting of plants for cultivation and ornamental purposes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Populations of this species occur in the Yuraygir National Park and in the Burnt Down Scrub Nature Reserve.

Citation: Forster, P. 2010. Macrozamia fawcettii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42003A10617399. . Downloaded on 26 July 2016.
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