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Zamia lacandona

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA CYCADOPSIDA CYCADALES ZAMIACEAE

Scientific Name: Zamia lacandona
Species Authority: Schutzman & Vovides

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2cd; B1ab(i,iv,v)+2ab(i,iv,v); 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.
Justification:
Qualifies for Endangered status based on estimated decline of >50% (95% in some subpopulations), small extent of occurrence (3,400 km²) and few locations, as well as small and declining population size (500 mature individuals). If this trend is typical of other locations, would qualify as Critically Endangered (A2+4).
History:
2003 Endangered (IUCN 2003)
2003 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to eastern Chiapas state of Mexico. Populations occur near or within the Lacandona Rainforest, close to Palenque and Agua Azul.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico (Chiapas)
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known from two localities with an estimated population of less than 500 plants in the wild.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species grows in primary tropical evergreen forest and also in disturbed areas of slash and burn agriculture. It regenerates after clearing and burning along roadsides and garden margins.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is affected by habitat destruction as a result of slash and burn agriculture. However, plants seem to regenerate in abandoned cornfields, in areas cleared by logging operations and along roadsides.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Apparently this species seems to be not threatened by local habitat destruction. However, if this destruction continues it will have a negative effect in the future. Plants occur in the Palenque National Park and in the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve.


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Citation: Stevenson, D.W. 2010. Zamia lacandona. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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