|Scientific Name:||Encephalartos tegulaneus Melville|
|Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species has two subspecies. E. tegulaneus ssp. tegulaneus and E. tegulaneus ssp. powysii.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Bösenberg, J.D. & Victor, J.|
The species comprises two subspecies, of which E. tegulaneus ssp. powsii is assessed as Critically Endangered based on its very limited distribution and decline due to collecting. However, the other subspecies is abundant across a wide range and does not appear to be declining. The species as a whole is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
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|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Kenya. Plants occur in the Eastern province near Embu and on the Matthews Range in the Rift Valley province. Occurs from 1,400 up to 2,300 m asl.|
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|Population:||Considered to be abundant and conservatively estimated to number between 5,000 and 10,000 individuals.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in rocky sites and on steep mountain slopes in dense thicket and in thick dry forest.|
|Generation Length (years):||70|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is secure in most of its range. One location is threatened by over-collection for ornamental purposes and traditionally hollowed-out stems have been used as cattle drinking troughs.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is listed on Appendix I of the CITES Appendices. Specimens occur in the Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust, which is a Rural Community Development Project.|
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Whitelock, L.M. 2002. The Cycads. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.
|Citation:||Donaldson, J.S. 2010. Encephalartos tegulaneus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41911A10591971.Downloaded on 19 November 2017.|
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