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Cycas angulata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Cycadaceae

Scientific Name: Cycas angulata R.Br.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Hill, K.D.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S.& Bösenberg, J.D.
Justification:
Occurs in large numbers at a number of localities with relatively little evidence of decline, hence is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the Northern Territory and Queensland, Australia. It is a distinctive, localized species, known from the lower reaches of the Wearyan, Foelsche and Robinson Rivers near Borroloola, and from the Bountiful Island group further east in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Occurs from sea level to 30 m.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:10-12
Upper elevation limit (metres):30
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Population [top]

Population:This species ocurs in large populations and the total population size is estimated to exceed 50,000 plants in the wild.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:50000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Populations occur in open grassy woodland or grassland on flat country and on sandy alluvium and deep sands, usually near streams. The cycads are the dominant component of the vegetation in this area.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.5. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
suitability:Suitable  
2. Savanna -> 2.1. Savanna - Dry
suitability:Suitable  
4. Grassland -> 4.5. Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
suitability:Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Unknown
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
  Included in international legislation:Yes
  Subject to any international management/trade controls:Yes

Bibliography [top]

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: Hill, K.D. 2010. Cycas angulata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41981A10591752. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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