Cryosophila williamsii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARECALES PALMAE

Scientific Name: Cryosophila williamsii
Species Authority: P.H. Allen
Common Name/s:
English Lago Yojoa Palm, Root-spine Palm

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct in the Wild ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Evans, R.
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is confined to two widely-separated subpopulations on the west side of Lago Yojoa.
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Honduras
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurring in lowland rainforest on steep slopes. The flowers are unique in the genus in their ascending rather than arching position.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Increasing agriculture, settlement and logging have caused population declines in the past. The leaves are used locally for thatching and the palm heart is eaten for medicinal purposes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The subpopulation at Lago Yojoa is known to be reproducing and is given some protection within a forest reserve.

Bibliography [top]

Glassman, S.F. 1972. A revision of B.E. Dahlgren's index of American palms. Cramer.

Johnson, D. et al. 1997. Completed data collection forms for palms.

Johnson, D.V. 1994. Letter from SSC Palm specialist group to Harriet Gillett with list entitled 'Palm database changes/corrections, Group 10, April 1994.'

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Evans, R. 1998. Cryosophila williamsii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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