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Macrozamia conferta 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Macrozamia conferta D.L.Jones & P.I.Forst.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c; B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,iv,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Bösenberg, J.D.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Hilton-Taylor, C.
Justification:
Qualifies as Vulnerable based on decline information, estimated to be as high as 50% over the past three generations in some locations. Also qualifies as Vulnerable under criterion B1+2 due to relatively restricted range (mapped as 423 km²), occurrence at less than ten locations, and ongoing decline.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs near the town of Warwick and in the Herries range in the Darling Downs district of Queensland, Australia. Occurs between 600 to 750 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Australia (Queensland)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):600
Upper elevation limit (metres):750
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Population [top]

Population:This species is found in six or seven subpopulations and the same number of locations.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:2500-10000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Plants are found sporadically, occurring in eucalypt woodland on shallow podsolic soils on drier rises.
Systems:Terrestrial
Generation Length (years):60

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is vulnerable to poaching.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. It occurs in various protected areas.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
suitability:Suitable  
2. Savanna -> 2.1. Savanna - Dry
suitability:Suitable  
4. Education & awareness -> 4.3. Awareness & communications

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
  Included in international legislation:Yes
  Subject to any international management/trade controls:Yes
5. Biological resource use -> 5.2. Gathering terrestrial plants -> 5.2.1. Intentional use (species is the target)
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.1. Species mortality


♦  Pets/display animals, horticulture
 National : ✓  International : ✓ 

Bibliography [top]

Donaldson, J.S. (ed.). 2003. Cycads. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Cycad Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Forster, P. 2007. E-mail.

Hill, K.D. and Stevenson, D.W. 1998-2006. The Cycad Pages. Available at: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.gov.au/PlantNet/cycad/.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).

Jones, D.L. 1993. Cycads of the World. Reed, New Holland, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., Australia.

Whitelock, L.M. 2002. The Cycads. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.


Citation: Bösenberg, J.D. 2010. Macrozamia conferta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41953A10610419. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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