Macrozamia machinii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Macrozamia machinii P.I.Forst. & D.L.Jones

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(i,iii,v)+2ab(i,iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Forster, P.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Classified as Vulnerable based on a relatively small extent of occurrence (460 km²), and therefore presumed small area of occupancy (< 500 km²), occurrence at eight locations and continuing decline in quality of habitat and numbers of mature plants due to poachers.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in Queensland, Australia, where it is found near Inglewood in the Darling Downs area. Occurs from 320 to 460 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Queensland)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:8
Lower elevation limit (metres):320
Upper elevation limit (metres):460
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Population [top]

Population:Specimens are found in eight subpopulations which range from small to relatively large in size.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found growing on flat areas in deep sandy soils covered with mixed forest. One of the subpopulations grows on a ridge in red lateritic loam.
Generation Length (years):60

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species may be subject to poaching.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Most of the subpopulations occur in State Forests.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
1. Land/water protection -> 1.1. Site/area protection
4. Education & awareness -> 4.3. Awareness & communications

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
  Included in international legislation:Yes
  Subject to any international management/trade controls:Yes
5. Biological resource use -> 5.2. Gathering terrestrial plants -> 5.2.1. Intentional use (species is the target)
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.1. Species mortality

1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.6. Actions

♦  Pets/display animals, horticulture
 National : ✓  International : ✓ 

Bibliography [top]

Forster, P. 2007. E-mail.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: (Accessed: 2 September 2010).

Jones, D.L. 2002. Cycads of the World (2nd edition). Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, DC.

Jones, D.L. and Forster, P.I. 1994. Seven new species of Macrozamia section Parazamia (Miq.) Miq. (Zamiaceae section Parazamia) from Queensland. Austrobaileya 4(2): 269-288.

Terry, L.I, Walter, G.H, Donaldson, J.S, Snow, E, Forster, P.I and Machin, P.J. 2005. Pollination of Austalian Macrozamia cycads (Zamiaceae): Effectiveness and behaviour of specialist vectors in a dependant mutualism. American Journal of Botany 92(6): 931-940.

Citation: Forster, P. 2010. Macrozamia machinii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178867A7631250. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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