Opuntia assumptionis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Opuntia assumptionis K.Schum.
Taxonomic Source(s): Hunt, D., Taylor, N. and Charles, G. (compilers and editors). 2006. The New Cactus Lexicon. dh Books, Milborne Port, UK.
Taxonomic Notes: This species may be a spiny form of O. elata (L. Oakley, pers. comm. 2010).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2010-09-23
Assessor(s): Oakley, L. & Pin, A.
Reviewer(s): Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Tognelli, M.
Opuntia assumptionis is listed as Least Concern because it is widespread, common, and there are no major threats affecting it. It is present in several protected areas.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in Brazil (in Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay, and Argentina (in Corrientes and Entre Ríos). It can be found at elevations from 100 to 500 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina (Corrientes, Entre Ríos); Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul); Paraguay
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):100
Upper elevation limit (metres):500
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This cactus is common but not abundant.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species grows on relatively saline, clayey soils with poor drainage. It occurs in low forests or shrublands.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This cactus is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats affecting this cactus.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in several protected areas.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: The species distribution map has been included.

Citation: Oakley, L. & Pin, A. 2017. Opuntia assumptionis (amended version of 2013 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T151762A121565665. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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