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Encephalartos relictus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA CYCADOPSIDA CYCADALES ZAMIACEAE

Scientific Name: Encephalartos relictus
Species Authority: P.J.H.Hurter

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct in the Wild ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Donaldson, J.S.
Reviewer(s): Agenbag, L. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Justification:
Described from specimens originally collected in the wild, but no longer exists at the type locality and no new populations have been found.
History:
2003 Extinct in the Wild (IUCN 2003)
2003 Extinct in the Wild

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species used to occur in a restricted area on the Lebombo mountains in Swaziland at an elevation of 400 to 600 m asl.
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Swaziland
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Population [top]

Population: Extinct in the wild.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Grew in dry grassy savanna on hill slopes.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Extinct in the wild due to the impacts of poaching by collectors.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix I of the CITES Appendices.

Bibliography [top]

Hurter, P.J.H. 2001. Encephalartos relictus (Zamiaceae): a newly described species from southern Africa. Bothalia 31: 197-199.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).


Citation: Donaldson, J.S. 2010. Encephalartos relictus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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