Yavia cryptocarpa 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Yavia cryptocarpa R.Kiesling & Piltz
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: Endangered B1ab(v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-09-21
Assessor(s): Kiesling, R. & Ortega-Baes, P.
Reviewer(s): Goettsch, B.K., Superina, M. & Hilton-Taylor, C.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Abba, A.M.

Yavia cryptocarpa has a small range (extent of occurrence approximately 200 km2), and its presence has only been confirmed in one location, although it remains to be verified whether it may also be present in a second location. It is not known to occur in any protected areas and extraction by collectors may pose a threat to its long-term survival. It is therefore listed as Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The locality reported for this species is Quebrada de Toqueros, Jujuy province (Argentina), at 3,700 m asl (Kiesling and Ferrari 2009). It is known only from the type locality, although it possibly also occurs in Potosí, Bolivia.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina (Jujuy)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:2
Lower elevation limit (metres):3700
Upper elevation limit (metres):3700
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Population [top]

Population:The population trend of Yavia crytocarpa is unknown, however, a decrease can be assumed from illegal collection.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Yes
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species grows in schistose rocks on slopes, and is exposed to the sun in rock crevices (Kiesling and Ferrari 2009).
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is a species sought after by collectors for specialised collections.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Extraction by collectors is the major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This cactus is not known to occur in any protected area.

Citation: Kiesling, R. & Ortega-Baes, P. 2013. Yavia cryptocarpa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T151951A580168. . Downloaded on 15 August 2018.
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