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Zamia amplifolia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA CYCADOPSIDA CYCADALES ZAMIACEAE

Scientific Name: Zamia amplifolia
Species Authority: W.Bull ex Mast.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(i,iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Stevenson, D.W.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Justification:
Qualifies as Critically Endangered based on very small area of occupancy (only four collections from one location) and ongoing habitat destruction.
History:
2003 Critically Endangered (IUCN 2003)
2003 Critically Endangered
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Valle de Cauca province of Colombia and is known from only four collections over the past 125 years, all near the neotype locality. The distribution area falls within the catchment area of the Rio Calima.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia (Colombia (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known from one locality in Colombia with an estimated 1,000 plants in the wild.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species grows in the lowlands and mountains in the shady understorey of rainforests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has been affected by habitat destruction as a result of clearing to make way for coffee plantations.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Stevenson, D.W. 2010. Zamia amplifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 September 2014.
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