|Scientific Name:||Encephalartos septentrionalis Schweinf.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Donaldson, J.S. & Hilton-Taylor, C.|
This species has a wide range, however, it has a fairly small population. Threats at present are unknown, but if threats were identified it seems reasonable that this species could qualify for listing as Vulnerable under criterion C1 if there was a continuing decline of 10% over the next 30 years. The species is therefore listed as Near Threatened.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in southern Sudan, northern Uganda, northern Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the interior of the Central African Republic. Recorded from elevations ranging from 500 to 2,500 m asl.|
Native:Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; South Sudan; Uganda
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|Population:||Despite the fairly wide range, the population size is only estimated to be about 2,000 mature individuals.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||E. septentrionalis grows in rocky areas in sparse forests and in grassland and open bushland.|
|Generation Length (years):||70|
|Major Threat(s):||The threats to this species are not known, but agricultural activities, increased droughts and poaching by collectors are all potential threats.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is listed on Appendix I of the CITES Appendices. E. septentrionalis occurs in the Okapi Faunal Reserve in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.|
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).
Jones, D.L. 2002. Cycads of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.
Lisowski, S. 1992. Note floristique de l'Ituri (Haut-Zaire). Fragm. Flor. Geobot. 37(1): 215-220.
Melville, R. 1957. Encephalartos in Central Africa. Kew Bulletin 12: 237-257.
Prain, D. 1917. Cycadaceae. Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 344-354.
Whitelock, L.M. 2002. The Cycads. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.
|Citation:||Bösenberg, J.D. 2010. Encephalartos septentrionalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41950A10609549.Downloaded on 18 November 2017.|
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