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Zamia prasina 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Zamia prasina W.Bull

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv,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.
Justification:
A little known species, but based on available information it qualifies as Critically Endangered based on very small population size of 100 plants (criterion C1) as well as a small area of occupancy (estimated as <10 km²) and ongoing decline.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to southern Belize.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Belize
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:10
Lower elevation limit (metres):925
Upper elevation limit (metres):1075
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Population [top]

Population:Little is known about population numbers but the reported numbers are very low, with a maximum estimate of 100 plants.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:100
Population severely fragmented:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species grows in wet cloud forest on steep slopes. Plants are sometimes found growing in limestone sinkholes.
Systems:Terrestrial
Generation Length (years):30

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss in the area in which the species occurs is regarded as the main threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Plants occur in the Columbia River Forest Reserve.

Citation: Stevenson, D.W. 2010. Zamia prasina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42116A10652583. . Downloaded on 21 September 2017.
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