|Scientific Name:||Encephalartos dolomiticus Lavranos & D.L.Goode|
Encephalartos verrucosus Robbertse, Vorster & S.van der Westhuizen
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered A2d; C1 ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Agenbag, L. & Bösenberg, J.D.|
Based on numbers in collections and ongoing decline in the wild, it is estimated that >80% of the plants have been removed from the wild in the past 90 years (three generations). The small overall population size and ongoing decline of ca. 30% over the next 30 years (one generation). Meeting both these requirements means that this species qualifies for listing as Critically Endangered under criteria A2 and C1.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs near Penge in the Drakensberg in southeastern Limpopo Province, South Africa. Recorded from 1,100 to 1,500 m asl.|
Native:South Africa (Limpopo Province)
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|Population:||158 plants were counted in helicopter surveys in 1993 and 151 plants in 2004. The latter included 17 newly discovered plants and implies a decline from 158 to 134 plants for the remainder (9% decline over 10 years).|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs on grassland on shallow soils over dolomite ridges.|
|Generation Length (years):||70|
|Major Threat(s):||Illegal collection from wild populations has had a drastic effect on the number of plants in the wild. This may prevent reproduction from taking place.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is listed on Appendix I of the CITES Appendices. This species possibly occurs in the Legalameetse Nature Reserve.|
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).
Robbertse, P.J., Vorster, P. and van der Westhuizen, S. 1988. Encephalartos verrucosus (Zamiaceae): a new species from the north-eastern Transvaal. South African Journal of Botany 54(5): 487-490.
Vorster, P. 1992. Focus on Encephalartos dolomiticus. Encephalartos 30: 3-7.
|Citation:||Donaldson, J.S. 2010. Encephalartos dolomiticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41885A10568132.Downloaded on 19 January 2018.|
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