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Macrozamia fawcettii

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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.
History:
2003 Least Concern (IUCN 2003)
2003 Least Concern

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:
Native:
Australia (New South Wales)
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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.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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