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  1. Family: Zamiaceae Horan.
    1. Genus: Encephalartos Lehm.
      1. Encephalartos brevifoliolatus Vorster

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Limpopo (Drakensberg escarpment).

    [EDGE]

    Forest, F. et al. 2018. Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports 8: 6053. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4.

    Conservation
    Encephalartos brevifoliolatus is rated as Extinct in the Wild (EW) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of 1.62, which places it in position 165 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 5.22, ranked 759. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

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    Distribution

    Extinct in:

    Northern Provinces

    Other Data

    Encephalartos brevifoliolatus Vorster appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Vorster, P. [2984], South Africa K000076180 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in S. African J. Bot. 62: 61 (1996)

    Accepted by

    • Humphreys, A.M., Govaerts, R., Ficinski, S.Z., Nic Lughadha, E. & Vorontsova, M.S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Hall, A.V. & al. (1980). Threatened plants of Southern Africa Report of the South African Natlional Scientific Programmes 45: 1-244.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Hall, A.V. & al. (1980). Threatened plants of Southern Africa Report of the South African Natlional Scientific Programmes 45: 1-244.

    Sources

    EDGE Gymnosperms
    EDGE of Existence (Gymnosperms)
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0