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Macrozamia communis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Macrozamia communis L.A.S.Johnson

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:
Very common across its wide range and the threats are not significant enough to warrant any concern, hence this species is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in eastern New South Wales, Australia from just south of Taree on the north coast, continuing in a southerly direction to Bega on the south coast. Occurs from near sea level up to 300 m.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Australia (New South Wales)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):10
Upper elevation limit (metres):300
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Population [top]

Population:This species occurs in numerous subpopulations along the east coast of New South Wales. Several of these subpopulations comprise thousands of plants.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:100000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Plants are locally abundant in wet to dry sclerophyll forests, mostly on old beach sands but also on shallow sandy or stony soils on ridges. Strictly near-coastal in the north of the range but extending to the foothills of coastal ranges in the south.
Systems:Terrestrial
Generation Length (years):60

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Urban and rural land development has had an affect on certain subpopulations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix I of the CITES Appendices. Some subpopulations occur in National Parks, State Forests or on vacant Crown Land.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
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
1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.1. Housing & urban areas
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.1. Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> 2.1.4. Scale Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation


♦  Pets/display animals, horticulture
 Local : ✓   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.

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.

Kennedy, P., Thompson, C. and Osborne, R. 2001. Focus on Macrozamia communis. Encephalartos 68: 13-22.

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


Citation: Hill, K.D. 2010. Macrozamia communis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42000A10615939. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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