|Scientific Name:||Zamia soconuscensis|
|Species Authority:||Schutzman, Vovides & Dehgan|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable A2c; C1 ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Vovides, A. & Chemnick, J.|
|Reviewer(s):||Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.|
Assessed as Vulnerable based on an estimated decline of >30% over 3 generations due to land clearing as well as a population of <5,000 mature individuals combined with ongoing decline of >10% (criterion C1).
|Range Description:||This species is narrowly endemic to Mexico, where it occurs in the Chiapas state. Plants are found as scattered localised populations in the Soconusco mountain range.|
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|Population:||The total population size of Z. soconuscensis is approximately 5,000 plants. They are relatively abundant at four localities.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Plants are found in the understorey, growing on organic clay soils from evergreen forest to cloud forest.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species appears to be threatened in habitat as a result of clearing for agricultural purposes. Corn and coffee production, as well as lumbering are the main threats.|
This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices.
Nurseries for propagation of endemic plants, including cycads are proceeding successfully. Wild collecting is minimized as propagated material is entering the horticultural market.
Z. soconuscensis occurs in the El Triunfo and La Sepultura Biosphere Reserves of Chiapas and the species is being sustainably managed in campesino cycad nurseries.
|Citation:||Vovides, A. & Chemnick, J. 2010. Zamia soconuscensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.|
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