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Zamia variegata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA CYCADOPSIDA CYCADALES ZAMIACEAE

Scientific Name: Zamia variegata
Species Authority: Warsz.
Synonym/s:
Zamia picta Dyer

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-31
Assessor/s: Stevenson, D.W.
Reviewer/s: Donaldson, J.S. & Bösenberg, J.D.
Justification:
Qualifies for an Endangered status based on estimated population decline over the past 50 years of 50%. Otherwise would qualify for Vulnerable status based on criterion C1.
History:
2003 Endangered (IUCN 2003)
2003 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The main distribution area for Z. variegata is in Guatemala, where it is found in the catchment of the Rio Motagua. Plants are also found in Chiapas state (Lacandona area) of Mexico and the coastal areas of Belize and Honduras.
Countries:
Native:
Belize; Guatemala; Honduras (Honduras (mainland)); Mexico (Chiapas)
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Population [top]

Population: Expeditions in 1996 recorded the species as being locally common. This would usually indicate that there were several thousand individuals
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in wet lowland forest to higher elevation pine-oak forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is thought to have reduced occurrence by ca. 50% in the past few decades.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES Appendices. Plants are found in the Columbia River Forest Reserve and in the Sarstoon Temash National Park in Belize.
Citation: Stevenson, D.W. 2010. Zamia variegata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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