|Scientific Name:||Cycas papuana|
Cycas circinalis subsp. papuana (F.Muell.) J.Schust.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.|
Abundant across a relatively wide area. However, frequent fires have prevented any recruitment so the population is likely to decline unless burning practices change. If burning practices don’t change, the species is likely to decline as mature plants die off and the species may qualify for listing as threatened under criterion A.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Papua New Guinea, where it is found in the western district, including the floodplains of the Fly river and near Daru to the west and still further to the Bensbach river.|
Native:Papua New Guinea (Papua New Guinea (main island group))
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|Population:||This species is sporadic but widespread and in places it is sometimes locally abundant.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It forms sparse colonies in open grassy woodland and savanna, frequently growing with Kunai grass.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species may be threatened as a result of being subjected to almost annual fires.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices.|
|Citation:||Hill, K.D. 2010. Cycas papuana. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 09 March 2014.|
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