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Macrozamia heteromera 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Macrozamia heteromera C.Moore

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Forster, P.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Justification:
Not regarded as threatened due to large and apparently stable populations, and although there have been some declines due to poaching, these are not severe 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 the drier areas of northern and northwestern New South Wales, Australia, particularly in and around the Warrumbungle Ranges. Recorded to occur at about 200 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Australia (New South Wales)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):200
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Population [top]

Population:Locally abundant and stable.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:10000-20000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species grows in a range of situations, including protected gullies close to ephemeral streams, among rocks on slopes in shallow gravelly soils and in flat areas of open forest dominated by eucalypts (dry sclerophyll forest).
Systems:Terrestrial
Generation Length (years):60

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has been affected by over-collecting for the ornamental trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
suitability:Suitable  
2. Savanna -> 2.1. Savanna - Dry
suitability:Suitable  
0. Root -> 6. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)
suitability:Marginal  
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
5. Biological resource use -> 5.2. Gathering terrestrial plants -> 5.2.1. Intentional use (species is the target)
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.1. Species mortality

1. Research -> 1.6. Actions

♦  Pets/display animals, horticulture
 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.

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


Citation: Forster, P. 2010. Macrozamia heteromera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42007A10619620. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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