Zamia pseudomonticola 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Zamia pseudomonticola
Species Authority: L.D.Gómez

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Stevenson, D.W.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Regarded as Near Threatened due to small population size. Would qualify at least as Vulnerable under criterion C1 if the population declined >10%.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 Near Threatened (NT)
1998 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to southwestern Costa Rica where it it occurs in the Puntarenas province. It also oocurs across the border in the Chiriqui province of Panama.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; Panama
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1000
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1300
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 3500-4000
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species grows in mixed evergreen forests of the highlands. It occurs on somewhat acidic soils in the understorey of cloud forests.
Systems: Terrestrial
Generation Length (years): 30

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Fairly common in cultivation at botanical gardens as a result of introduction of plants in the early 1980s.

Citation: Stevenson, D.W. 2010. Zamia pseudomonticola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42176A10649173. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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