Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Macrozamia heteromera
Species Authority: C.Moore

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Forster, P.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Not regarded as threatened due to large and apparently stable populations, and although there have been some declines due to poaching, these are not severe 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 the drier areas of northern and northwestern New South Wales, Australia, particularly in and around the Warrumbungle Ranges. Recorded to occur at about 200 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales)
Lower elevation limit (metres): 200
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Population [top]

Population: Locally abundant and stable.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 10000-20000
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species grows in a range of situations, including protected gullies close to ephemeral streams, among rocks on slopes in shallow gravelly soils and in flat areas of open forest dominated by eucalypts (dry sclerophyll forest).
Systems: Terrestrial
Generation Length (years): 60

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has been affected by over-collecting for the ornamental trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices.

Citation: Forster, P. 2010. Macrozamia heteromera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42007A10619620. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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