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Zamia dressleri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Zamia dressleri D.W.Stev.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(ii,iii); C1 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Taylor, A.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Justification:
Qualifies as Endangered based on small population size of ca. 1,000 plants and ongoing decline due to habitat destruction, small extent of occurrence (2,530 km²) and existence at three locations.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Panama, where it is found in three isolated populations in the provinces of Colon and Comarca de San Blas.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Panama
Additional data:
Number of Locations:3
Lower elevation limit (metres):15
Upper elevation limit (metres):200
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Population [top]

Population:Z. dressleri occurs at low densities in the understorey of rainforest, so they can be difficult to survey properly. Population size is estimated to be <1,000. Attempts to locate plants in one of the three known populations were unsuccessful.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:1000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs on well-drained soils in the understorey of primary rainforest.
Systems:Terrestrial
Generation Length (years):30

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Z. dressleri has been affected by habitat destruction due to land clearing for housing and logging. A major road is planned to go through one of the sites.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Taylor, A. 2010. Zamia dressleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42133A10662555. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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