Zamia macrochiera


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Zamia macrochiera
Species Authority: D.W.Stev.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2abd; B2ab(i,ii,iii,v); C1 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Stevenson, D.W.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Z. macrochiera is known from only two very small subpopulations. Qualifies for Critically Endangered based on estimated decline of >80% over three generations and small declining population (100 plants).
2003 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Peru. Plants are found in the vicinity of the towns of Pebas and Pucaurquillo in the Maynas province of the Loreto region. The localities are near the Rio Amiyacu and Rio Napo.
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Plants occur in the understorey of primary and secondary rain forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This habitat of this species has been disturbed and the type locality was in the process of being converted from secondary forest to a communal garden.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. The species appears to have populations of ants that live in special tunnel-like flaps at the leaflet bases, highlighting the need for in situ conservation to protect such specific interactions.

Citation: Stevenson, D.W. 2010. Zamia macrochiera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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