Ceratozamia matudae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Ceratozamia matudae
Species Authority: Lundell
Ceratozamia matudai Lundell [orth. error]

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v); C1 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.
Classified as Endangered based on an extent of occurrence of <5,000 km², occurrence at <5 locations and ongoing decline. Ongoing decline over 3 generations is calculated as ca. 40%.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 Endangered (EN)
1998 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Chiapas and Oaxaca states in southern Mexico and also extends a short way into western Guatemala.
Countries occurrence:
Guatemala; Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca)
Number of Locations: 5
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1000
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2000
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Population [top]

Population: The population at El Triunfo in Chiapas consists of 500 plants. There is another population known at Mt Ovando. Both of these sites occur in the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 800-1600
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Plants are sporadically distributed in evergreen cloud forest at about 1,000 m altitude.
Systems: Terrestrial
Generation Length (years): 45

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Plants are adversely affected due to habitat destruction as a result of land clearing for corn and coffee plantations. Lumbering has also had an effect on plants in the wild.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix I of the CITES Appendices. Plants occur in the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve and are also evidently protected by local communities.

Citation: Vovides, A. & Chemnick, J. 2010. Ceratozamia matudae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42125A10658770. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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