Dypsis mcdonaldiana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARECALES PALMAE

Scientific Name: Dypsis mcdonaldiana
Species Authority: Beentje

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-12-17
Assessor(s): Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J.
Reviewer(s): Baker, W.J., Beentje, H.J. & Bachman, S., Baker, W.J. & Beentje, H.J.
Justification:
Known from three widely separated localities (= threat-defined locations) with an extent of occurrence of 3,865 km² and an area of occupancy of 48-499 km². There is continuing decline in the extent and quality of the habitat and hence the species qualifies for listing as Endangered. The status of this species has deteriorated since it was last listed in 2008.
History:
1998 Vulnerable
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to southeast Madagascar, between Andohahela and Vondrozo.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: Although the population size and trends are unknown, it is thought to be a rare palm.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Grows in rainforest, on midslopes or valley bottoms, between 300 and 1,200 m elevation
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information on use of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species include loss of habitat due to logging and clearance for shifting agriculture. Ilmenite mining is also a threat to the habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protected in Andohahela.

Bibliography [top]

Dransfield, J. and Beentje, H. 1995. The Palms of Madagascar. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and The International Palm Society, Richmond.

IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 17 October 2012).


Citation: Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J. 2012. Dypsis mcdonaldiana. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 July 2014.
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