Ceratozamia hildae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Ceratozamia hildae G.P.Landry & M.C.Wilson
Common Name(s):
English Bamboo Cycad
Spanish pata de gallo (cock’s foot)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2abcd; B1ab(ii,iii,iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Vovides, A. & Chemnick, J.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
This is a popular ornamental species and collection resulted in near extinction in the wild. It is estimated that thousands of plants were removed from habitat and that only small and scattered subpopulations remain.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has a sporadic distribution in the bordering ranges of Querétaro and San Luis Potosí states, Mexico where it is found in the region of the Huasteca Potosina near the Santa Maria river.
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Querétaro, San Luis Potosí)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):850
Upper elevation limit (metres):1300
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Population [top]

Population:The population at Aquismon in San Luis Potosi consists of 150 plants. Cavers have reported new population(s) above Aquismon.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:500-1000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs at approximately 850-1,300 m altitude in the cloud zone in deciduous oak woodlands. Plants grow in heavy black clay and among limestone rocks.
Generation Length (years):45

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has been severly affected by habitat destruction and over-collecting for ornamental purposes.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Vovides, A. & Chemnick, J. 2010. Ceratozamia hildae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42124A10658203. . Downloaded on 19 July 2018.
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