|Scientific Name:||Ferocactus flavovirens|
|Species Authority:||(Scheidw.) Britton & Rose|
Echinocactus flavovirens Scheidw.
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Hunt, D., Taylor, N. and Charles, G. (compilers and editors). 2006. The New Cactus Lexicon. dh Books, Milborne Port, UK.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Arias, S., Hernández, C., Valverde, T. & Zavala-Hurtado, A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Chanson, J.S. & Goettsch, B.K.|
This species has a narrow extent of occurrence (EOO is 2,000 km2), is severely fragmented and is not abundant. Several known subpopulations have disappeared as a consequence of land use change, which is still a threat because the subpopulations are very close to agricultural land, even those inside the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve. Hence is listed as Endangered.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley in Mexico (Arias et al. 1997), at elevations of 1,500 - 1,900 m asl.|
Native:Mexico (Oaxaca, Puebla)
|Lower elevation limit (metres):||1500|
|Upper elevation limit (metres):||1900|
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|Population:||This species is not abundant.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in xerophyllous scrub and flowers between October and March (Arias et al. 1987).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is occasionally used as fodder for goats and donkeys.|
Land use change for agriculture is the main threat for this species.
The range of this species is predicted to be reduced by up to 90% under climate change scenarios in which temperature increases by 2°C and precipitation decreases by 15% compared to current climate conditions (approximately between year 2060 and year 2100; Téllez-Valdés and Dávila-Aranda 2003).
|Conservation Actions:||This species is distributed within the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve (Telléz-Valdés and Dávila-Aranda 2003) and it is locally propagated in a government approved nursery (UMA).|
|Citation:||Arias, S., Hernández, C., Valverde, T. & Zavala-Hurtado, A. 2013. Ferocactus flavovirens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T151720A553855. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.|
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