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Zamia disodon

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA CYCADOPSIDA CYCADALES ZAMIACEAE

Scientific Name: Zamia disodon
Species Authority: D.W.Stev. & Sabato

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2abd; B2ab(i,ii,iii) 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 for Critically Endangered status based on estimated decline of >80% over two generations. It also has a very small area of occupancy and is known only from two collections, possibly from different parts of the same location.
History:
2003 Critically Endangered (IUCN 2003)
2003 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two collections, nl. the type locality and one other nearby population in Northern Colombia. This species is expected to be in the southern Darien of Panama, but this has not been confirmed. Z. disodon is also known from a disjunct single locality in Huanuco province, Peru (Near Pachitea and Puerto Inca). However. this may be a misidentified population (A. Lindstrom pers. comm.)
Countries:
Native:
Colombia (Colombia (mainland)); Peru
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Population [top]

Population: The total population size of Z. disodon is estimated to be less than 400 plants in the wild.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in clay soils of secondary and primary rainforest at 400-800 meters altitude.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Stevenson, D.W. 2010. Zamia disodon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 July 2014.
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