Zamia ipetiensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Zamia ipetiensis
Species Authority: D.W.Stev.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4ac; B1ab(i,iv,v)+2ab(i,iv,v); C1 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Taylor, A.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Z. ipetiensis is a very narrow endemic known from only two subpopulations. It is extremely threatened in the wild because of habitat destruction for agriculture and is present only because local people keep it at the margins of their gardens. Qualifies as Endangered based on decline in habitat of >50%, small extent of occurrence (50 km²) and ongoing decline, as well as small and declining population of ca. 2,000 plants.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 Vulnerable (VU)
1998 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to a small area in Panama. Plants are found near the town of Ipeti in Panama province. Some authories regard this species and Z. cunaria as one taxon. In this case the range is substantially larger.
Countries occurrence:
Number of Locations: 2
Lower elevation limit (metres): 100
Upper elevation limit (metres): 500
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Population [top]

Population: Z. ipetiensis occurs across two locations with an estimated population size of 2,000 plants.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 2000
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species grows in primary and secondary rain forest and grows in clay soils.
Systems: Terrestrial
Generation Length (years): 30

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has been affected by habitat destruction as a result of clearing for agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Taylor, A. 2010. Zamia ipetiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42155A10669619. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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