|Scientific Name:||Encephalartos umbeluziensis R.A.Dyer|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); C1 ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Donaldson, J.S. & Achenbag, L.|
Originally classified as Vulnerable in 2003, but qualifies as Endangered based on small extent of occurrence (336 km²) and area of occupancy, occurrence at <5 locations and and ongoing decline due to habitat loss and removal of plants. Also qualifies as Endangered under criterion C1 due to population size being <2,500 mature individuals and ongoing decline that is estimated to exceed 20% over two generations (capped at 100 years from now).
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in a number of localities in Mozambique and Swaziland. The population is restricted to the valley of the Umbeluzi River. Occurs from 50 to 120 m asl.|
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|Population:||The population is thought to number between 1,000 and 1,500 mature individuals.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in the shade of low scrub woodland or in relatively dry savanna and bushveld. To the west the plants are found in valleys and further eastwards towards Mozambique they occur on the floodplains of rivers.|
|Generation Length (years):||35|
|Major Threat(s):||Illegal removal of plants from the wild has been recorded, even within reserves.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is listed on Appendix I of the CITES Appendices. Populations are protected in the Mlawula Nature Reserve in Swaziland.|
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IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).
Osborne, R. 1990. Focus on Encephalartos umbeluziensis. Encephalartos 21: 3-9.
|Citation:||Bösenberg, J.D. 2010. Encephalartos umbeluziensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41927A10601142.Downloaded on 18 August 2018.|
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