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Species Profile and Threats Database


For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
 
In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans National Recovery Plan for the McDonnell Ranges cycad, Macrozamia macdonnellii (Nano, C. & C.R Pavey, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Declaration under s178, s181, and s183 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of threatened species, List of threatened ecological communities and List of threatening processes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000) [Legislative Instrument].
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NT:Threatened Species of the Northern Territory-Macdonnell Ranges Cycad Macrozamia macdonnellii (Kerrigan, R., D. Albrecht & A. Duguid, 2006) [Information Sheet].
Non-statutory Listing Status
IUCN: Listed as Least Concern (Global Status: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2013.1 list)
Scientific name Macrozamia macdonnellii [11843]
Family Zamiaceae:Cycadales:Cycadatae:Cycadophyta:Plantae
Species author (Miq.) A.DC.
Infraspecies author  
Reference Prodromus 16(2) (mid Jul. 1868) 537.
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images
http://www.pacsoa.org.au/cycads/Macrozamia/macdonnellii.html

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Biological Resource Use:Gathering Terrestrial Plants:Commercial harvest National Recovery Plan for the McDonnell Ranges cycad, Macrozamia macdonnellii (Nano, C. & C.R Pavey, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Biological Resource Use:Gathering Terrestrial Plants:Illegal collection Macrozamia macdonnellii in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006px) [Internet].
National Recovery Plan for the McDonnell Ranges cycad, Macrozamia macdonnellii (Nano, C. & C.R Pavey, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Biological Resource Use:Gathering Terrestrial Plants:Recreational harvest National Recovery Plan for the McDonnell Ranges cycad, Macrozamia macdonnellii (Nano, C. & C.R Pavey, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Climate Change and Severe Weather:Climate change altering atmosphere/hydrosphere temperatures, rainfall patterns and/or frequency of severe weather events National Recovery Plan for the McDonnell Ranges cycad, Macrozamia macdonnellii (Nano, C. & C.R Pavey, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Loss and/or fragmentation of habitat and/or subpopulations Macrozamia macdonnellii in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006px) [Internet].
National Recovery Plan for the McDonnell Ranges cycad, Macrozamia macdonnellii (Nano, C. & C.R Pavey, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Macrozamia macdonnellii in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006px) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Cynodon dactylon (Couch, Couch Grass, Green Couch, Bermuda Grass) National Recovery Plan for the McDonnell Ranges cycad, Macrozamia macdonnellii (Nano, C. & C.R Pavey, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Cenchrus ciliaris (Buffel-grass, Black Buffel-grass) National Recovery Plan for the McDonnell Ranges cycad, Macrozamia macdonnellii (Nano, C. & C.R Pavey, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds National Recovery Plan for the McDonnell Ranges cycad, Macrozamia macdonnellii (Nano, C. & C.R Pavey, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition, predation and/or habitat degradation by kangaroos and wallabies Macrozamia macdonnellii in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006px) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Macrozamia macdonnellii in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006px) [Internet].
National Recovery Plan for the McDonnell Ranges cycad, Macrozamia macdonnellii (Nano, C. & C.R Pavey, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low genetic diversity and genetic inbreeding National Recovery Plan for the McDonnell Ranges cycad, Macrozamia macdonnellii (Nano, C. & C.R Pavey, 2008) [Recovery Plan].

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This database is designed to provide statutory, biological and ecological information on species and ecological communities, migratory species, marine species, and species and species products subject to international trade and commercial use protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It has been compiled from a range of sources including listing advice, recovery plans, published literature and individual experts. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with. Individuals and organisations should consider all the available information, including that available from other sources, in deciding whether there is a need to make a referral or apply for a permit or exemption under the EPBC Act.

Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Macrozamia macdonnellii in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:44:55 +1000.