|Scientific Name:||Cycas revoluta|
Cycas miquelii Warb.
Cycas revoluta Thunb. subspecies brevifrons Miq.
Cycas revoluta Thunb. subspecies planifolia Miq.
Cycas revoluta Thunb. subspecies prolifera Siebold & Zucc.
Cycas revoluta Thunb. subspecies robusta Messeri
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.|
Despite declines across its range, this species is still relatively common in Japan and is therefore listed as Least Concern
|Range Description:||This species is widely distributed through the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan and also on the southern parts of Kyushu Island. There are reports of natural occurrences in the coastal Fujian Province of China. These have not been substantiated, although circumstantial support for these claims are strong. Recorded from sea level up to 300 m.|
Native:Japan (Kyushu, Nansei-shoto)
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|Population:||The population is large and estimations of several hundred thousand plants have been made.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Today plants occur primarily on steep to precipitous stony sites, but previously they occurred on flatter land which has since been cleared. Usually grow in exposed locations on steep limestone cliffs and rocks overhanging the shoreline, sometimes in low dense forest in heavy shade.|
|Major Threat(s):||There has been massive seed collecting from natural habitats and leaves are exported in large numbers for decorative purposes. Habitat has also been cleared.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices.|
|Citation:||Hill, K.D. 2010. Cycas revoluta. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 05 December 2013.|
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