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Macrozamia moorei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

Scientific Name: Macrozamia moorei F.Muell.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor(s): Forster, P.
Reviewer(s): Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Justification:
This species is listed as Near Threatened as it almost qualifies for a threatened listing under criterion A2 due to an estimated decline of 20% in the past two generation. The species could well qualify as threatened under criterion A if decline continues.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in central Queensland, Australia, where it is found in the Carnarvon Range and the Emerald, Taroom, Springsure and Rolleston districts. Occurs from 300 to 500 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Australia (Queensland)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:18
Lower elevation limit (metres):300
Upper elevation limit (metres):500
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Population [top]

Population:This species is found in at least 18 subpopulations and there are many plants.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:10000-20000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Plants grow on low hills in dry sclerophyll forests, woodland and also in the valleys and escarpments of rocky gorges in shallow skeletal soil.
Systems:Terrestrial
Generation Length (years):60

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Plants have been affected by loss of habitat which has led to many plants being destroyed. Some have been removed as part of salvage operations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Plants occur in the Springsure National Park and in the Carnarvon and Expedition National Parks.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.5. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
suitability:Suitable  
2. Savanna -> 2.1. Savanna - Dry
suitability:Marginal  
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
2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.3. Livestock farming & ranching -> 2.3.3. Agro-industry grazing, ranching or farming
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

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


♦  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.

Forster, P. 2007. E-mail.

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.

Osborne, R. 1997. Focus on Macrozamia moorei. Encephalartos 49: 4-9.

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


Citation: Forster, P. 2010. Macrozamia moorei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42014A10623902. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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