Zamia ipetiensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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

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.
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Population [top]

Population: Z. ipetiensis occurs across two locations with an estimated population size of 2,000 plants.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species grows in primary and secondary rain forest and grows in clay soils.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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