|Scientific Name:||Macrozamia parcifolia P.I.Forst. & D.L.Jones|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable C1; D2 ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.|
Qualifies for a Vulnerable listing in terms of its small estimated population size (2,500 plants) with a continuing decline of 10-20% over the past 50 years and small area of occupancy (20 km²) and number of threats which should they increase could drive this species very quickly to an Endangered or Critically Endangered status.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in scattered stands near Biggenden and Seaview Range in the Wild Bay district of Queensland, Australia. Recorded from elevations between 60 and 220 m.|
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|Population:||This species is known from only two locations and has a small population of between 1,000 and 2,500 mature individuals.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||M. parcifolia is an uncommon species occurring in scattered stands on shallow clay-loams derived from basalt. They occur in the under-storey on ridges and in tall open forest dominated by eucalypts.|
|Generation Length (years):||60|
|Major Threat(s):||The main threats to M. parcifolia are loss and damage through forestry operations; inappropriate fire regimes, which kill surface seed and young seedlings; failure of the insect pollination mutualism; and vulnerability to poaching (Hill and Osborne 2001). Regeneration of the species is limited as plants are slow-growing, seed is set intermittently, plants produce low amounts of seed, and seed have limited dispersal (Jones 2002).|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Plants occur in the Mount Walsh National Park and in State Forests.|
Hill, K. and Osborne, R. 2001. Cycads of Australia. Simon and Schuster, Chatswood.
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. 2002. Cycads of the World (2nd edition). Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, DC.
Whitelock, L.M. 2002. The Cycads. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.
|Citation:||Forster, P. 2010. Macrozamia parcifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41966A10612374.Downloaded on 20 September 2018.|
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