Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Macrozamia lucida
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): Forster, P.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
A widespread species, which although it has declined in places due to habitat destruction, it is not considered to be threatened. The species is therefore listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in southern Queensland, Australia, where it is found from around Brisbane north to Nambour. Old records from New South Wales are now known to represent juvenile plants of M. johnsonii, although a single recent collection from the Border Ranges extends the range into far northern New South Wales. Recorded at elevations ranging from 30 up to 600 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)
Number of Locations: 30
Lower elevation limit (metres): 30
Upper elevation limit (metres): 600
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Population [top]

Population: This species is found in more than 30 subpopulations and there are many plants.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 10000-20000
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Populations are found growing in coastal and near-coastal mountain ranges, and in Queensland it extends to some mountain ranges well inland from the coast. Plants are found scattered and sporadic in coastal wet sclerophyll forest.
Systems: Terrestrial
Generation Length (years): 60

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Plants occur in the Pottsville Nature Reserve.

Citation: Forster, P. 2010. Macrozamia lucida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42010A10621750. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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