|Scientific Name:||Macrozamia elegans K.D.Hill & D.L.Jones|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered A2ad; B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.|
Classified as Endangered based on an estimated decline of >50% over the past three generations (120 years), a relatively small extent of occurrence (112 km²) and occurrence at ca. five locations and a continuing decline.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is restricted to a limited area around Mountain Lagoon in the Blue Mountains north and west of Richmond, New South Wales, Australia. Recorded to occur at elevations of 120 to 150 m asl.|
Native:Australia (New South Wales)
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|Population:||The population size is estimated to number between 2,500 and 10,000 mature individuals.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Plants grow in open areas and among dense shrubs on gentle to steep slopes in eucalypt woodland. The undulating countryside is dominated by sandstone boulders.|
|Generation Length (years):||60|
|Major Threat(s):||The threats to this species are not specified.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Plants occur in the Blue Mountains National Park.|
Donaldson, J.S. (ed.). 2003. Cycads. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Cycad Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
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:||Hill, K.D. 2010. Macrozamia elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41954A10610757.Downloaded on 20 September 2018.|
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