|Scientific Name:||Dypsis mcdonaldiana|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J.|
|Reviewer(s):||Baker, W.J., Beentje, H.J. & Bachman, S.|
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.
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|Range Description:||Endemic to southeast Madagascar, between Andohahela and Vondrozo.|
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|Population:||Although the population size and trends are unknown, it is thought to be a rare palm.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Grows in rainforest, on midslopes or valley bottoms, between 300 and 1,200 m elevation|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Use and Trade:||There is no information on use of this species.|
|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:||Protected in Andohahela.|
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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T38547A2876198.Downloaded on 28 September 2016.|