|Scientific Name:||Encephalartos ituriensis Bamps & Lisowski|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Donaldson, J.S. & Agenbag, L.|
The forest where E. ituriensis occurs appears to be quite secure at present and there is little evidence of intensive harvesting. Given its restricted distribution on two inselbergs, the species would qualify as Endangered under B1a and B2a if there was any evidence of decline.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in the Ituri forest area of the Haut-Zaire province in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to P. Heibloem (pers. comm.), it was found on two large granite inselbergs near the town of Nduye. Occurs at 1,100 to 1,200 m asl.|
Native:Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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|Population:||There is a small but localized population of about 1,000 mature individuals.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species grows in grassland or among shrubs (savanna) on exposed slopes on granite domes which emerge from rainforests.|
|Generation Length (years):||70|
|Major Threat(s):||Threats to this species are unknown, but if collectors were to target the species, it would be impacted fairly quickly.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is listed on Appendix I of the CITES Appendices. E. ituriensis occurs in the Okapi Faunal Reserve.|
Bamps, P. and Lisowski, L. 1990. A new species of Encephalartos (Zamiaceae) from northeastern Zaire. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 57: 152-155.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).
Lisowski, S. 1992. Note floristique de l'Ituri (Haut-Zaire). Fragm. Flor. Geobot. 37(1): 215-220.
Vorster, P. and Gereau, R.E. 1998. Encephalartos ituriensis (Zamiaceae): an emended description. Adansonia 20(1): 211-216.
Whitelock, L.M. 2002. The Cycads. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.
|Citation:||Bösenberg, J.D. 2010. Encephalartos ituriensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41932A10603511.Downloaded on 21 June 2018.|
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