Gymnocalycium calochlorum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Gymnocalycium calochlorum (Boed.) Y.Itô
Echinocactus calochlorus Boed.
Taxonomic Source(s): Hunt, D., Taylor, N. and Charles, G. (compilers and editors). 2006. The New Cactus Lexicon. dh Books, Milborne Port, UK.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2010-09-21
Assessor(s): Demaio, P. & Trevisson, M.
Reviewer(s): Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Goettsch, B.K.
Gymnocalycium calochlorum is listed as Least Concern because, even though the range is not particularly wide, it is abundant and there are no major threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Argentina, where it occurs in Córdoba (Hunt et al. 2006) at elevations of 800 to 1,500 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina (Córdoba)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):800
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is very widespread and locally abundant (Charles 2009).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is often buried in crumbling granite, where it can be difficult to find if not in flower or fruit (Charles 2009). It grows in high-altitude grasslands and chaco forest. The species is tolerant to disturbance.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is used as an ornamental, from cultivation.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not found in any protected area.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: The species distribution map has been added.

Citation: Demaio, P. & Trevisson, M. 2017. Gymnocalycium calochlorum (amended version of 2013 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T151908A121513072. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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