Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Ceratozamia latifolia
Species Authority: Miq.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2cd+4cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Vovides, A. Chemnick, J. & Gregory, T.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Qualifies as Endangered base on an estimated decline of 50-70% over the past 60 years (two generations). Decline is expected to continue, so that it qualifies in terms of criteria A2 and A4.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 Vulnerable (VU)
1998 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Querataro, Hidalgo and San Luis Potosí states (near Xilitla and Tamazunchale), Mexico.
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Hidalgo, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí)
Number of Locations: 3
Lower elevation limit (metres): 500
Upper elevation limit (metres): 850
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 6000-10000
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is restricted to oak forests in the cloud zone of the Sierra Madre Oriental, on steep limestone hillsides and canyons. It is often associated with limestone karst formations and densities may increase near cave entrances (possibly due to concentrations of seed dispersers)
Systems: Terrestrial
Generation Length (years): 45

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has been affected by habitat destruction as a result of clearance for banana and coffee plantations. Many hundreds of specimens have been collected in the past for ornamental purposes.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Vovides, A. Chemnick, J. & Gregory, T. 2010. Ceratozamia latifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42140A10664864. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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