Ceratozamia morettii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Ceratozamia morettii Vázq.Torres & Vovides

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,iv,v)+2ab(i,iv,v) 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.
Qualifies as Endangered based on very small extent of occurrence (10 km²), occurrence at only two locations and ongoing decline. Current decline appears to be lower than other cycads due to its cliff-dwelling habit, but still regarded as declining.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found as a narrow endemic in Veracruz state on the Sierra Madre Oriental, north of Jalapa, Mexico.
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Veracruz)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:2
Lower elevation limit (metres):1200
Upper elevation limit (metres):1400
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Population [top]

Population:Plants occur in a more or less inaccesible area. The one location visited in 2002 had a population of about 1,000 plants, mostly on vertical cliffs.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:1000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Growing lithophytically on sheltered cliffs in mixed evergreen and deciduous cloud forests in the Sierra Madre. Plants grow on humus-rich, greyish yellow clays or on vertical rocky walls composed of loose, weathered basalt.
Generation Length (years):45

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Vovides, A. & Chemnick, J. 2010. Ceratozamia morettii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42126A10659443. . Downloaded on 16 December 2017.
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