Lepidozamia peroffskyana 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Lepidozamia peroffskyana Regel
Macrozamia peroffskyana (Regel) Miq.

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.
Although declining in some places due to habitat destruction, this species is regarded as Least Concern due to large and stable populations across its range.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in southeastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales, Australia. The distribution ranges from Gympie to the north of Brisbane and in a southerly direction to the Manning River near Forster. Occurs from sea level up to 1,000 m.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:The population size is estimated to be more than 20,000 plants in the wild and the present decline is rated as being low.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:20000-30000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The plants are found scattered in small colonies in wet sclerophyll forests or on rainforest margins, usually in steep country.
Generation Length (years):70

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is some loss of habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Plants occur in the Tamborine National Park.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
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

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

Bibliography [top]

Hill, K.D. and Stevenson, D.W. 1998-2006. The Cycad Pages. Available at:

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: (Accessed: 2 September 2010).

Osborne, R. 1999. Focus on Lepidozamia peroffskyana Regel. Encephalartos 58: 4-11.

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

Citation: Hill, K.D. 2010. Lepidozamia peroffskyana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T41996A10600317. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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