Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Zamia urep
Species Authority: B.Walln.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iv); 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.
Qualifies for Critically Endangered (CR) status based on very small location (extent of occurrence = 30 km²) and ongoing decline, which is hard to estimate, but probably higher than 25% over 30 years (one generation). Also assessed as CR under criterion C1 because population size is <250 mature individuals and there is ongoing decline.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 Critically Endangered (CR)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Peru (Huanuco Province, District of Pachitea, Llullapichis/Yuyapichis). Only known fom the vicinity of the type locality.
Countries occurrence:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 9
Number of Locations: 1
Lower elevation limit (metres): 250
Upper elevation limit (metres): 700
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Population [top]

Population: There is only one locality with an estimated 250 plants.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 250
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species grows on stoney hillsides with thin soils.
Systems: Terrestrial
Generation Length (years): 30

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Stevenson, D.W. 2010. Zamia urep. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42119A10654300. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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