|Scientific Name:||Encephalartos friderici-guilielmi Lehm.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Agenbag, L. & Bösenberg, J.D.|
Although widespread and relatively abundant, populations have declined in the past 90 years. Based on repeat photographs, this is estimated to be as high as 20%. If decline increases, it could qualify for a Vulnerable listing under criterion A2.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in the Eastern Cape province and KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The main distribution area is in the Cathcart and Queenstown districts. Smaller subpopulations occur to the north of Umtata and in the vicinity of Kokstad on the border between the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Occurs from 700 up to 1,400 m.|
Native:South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal)
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|Population:||A relatively abundant species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in montane grassland and open shrubland on rocky ridges.|
|Generation Length (years):||70|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is threatened due to over-collecting for ornamental purposes and as a result of traditional muthi (medicine) harvesting.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is listed on Appendix I of the CITES Appendices. Plants are found in the Longhill Nature Reserve and the Lawrence De Lange Nature Reserve near Queenstown.|
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).
Kemp, M. 1989. Focus on Encephalartos friderici-guilielmi. Encephalartos 18: 4-9.
Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and Threatened Plants of KwaZulu-Natal and Neighbouring Regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Services, Pietermaritzburg.
|Citation:||Donaldson, J.S. 2010. Encephalartos friderici-guilielmi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41930A10602801.Downloaded on 21 January 2018.|
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