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Macrozamia stenomera 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Cycadopsida Cycadales Zamiaceae

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

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:
Currently classified as Near Threatened but could qualify for Vulnerable status (under criterion C1) depending on confirmation of population size and extent of decline.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in New South Wales, Australia. Populations are found from the northwestern slopes and western northern tablelands, in and around the Nandewar and Moonbi Ranges. Plants are also found on Mount Kaputar and on the Warrumbungle Range.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Australia (New South Wales)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):900
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

Population:This species is quite common in the wild.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:2500-10000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is scattered in dry sclerophyll woodland on stony soils.
Systems:Terrestrial
Generation Length (years):60

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has been affected by over-collection from the natural habitat by collectors.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. A considerable portion of the population of this cycad occurs in the Mount Kaputar National Park.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
suitability:Suitable  
1. Forest -> 1.5. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
suitability:Suitable  
2. Savanna -> 2.1. Savanna - Dry
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
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]

Forster, P. 2007. E-mail.

Hill, K. and Osborne, R. 2001. Cycads of Australia. Simon and Schuster, Chatswood.

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: Forster, P. 2010. Macrozamia stenomera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T42020A10626991. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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