|Scientific Name:||Cryosophila williamsii|
|Species Authority:||P.H. Allen|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct in the Wild ver 2.3|
|Range Description:||The species is confined to two widely-separated subpopulations on the west side of Lago Yojoa.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurring in lowland rainforest on steep slopes. The flowers are unique in the genus in their ascending rather than arching position.|
|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:||The subpopulation at Lago Yojoa is known to be reproducing and is given some protection within a forest reserve.|
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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 September 2014.|