Ceratozamia latifolia


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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.
2003 Vulnerable (IUCN 2003)
2003 Vulnerable
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Querataro, Hidalgo and San Luis Potosí states (near Xilitla and Tamazunchale), Mexico.
Mexico (Hidalgo, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

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

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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