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Echinopsis spiniflora 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Echinopsis spiniflora
Species Authority: (K.Schum.) A.Berger
Synonym(s):
Acanthocalycium klimpelianum (Weidlich & Werderm.) Backeb.
Acanthocalycium spiniflorum (K.Schum.) Backeb.
Echinocactus spiniflorus 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.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-09-21
Assessor(s): Demaio, P., Perea, M. & Trevisson, M.
Reviewer(s): Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Goettsch, B.K.
Justification:
Echinopsis spiniflora has a wide range, is abundant, there are no major threats, and it occurs in protected areas. Hence, it is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Argentina, where it occurs in Catamarca, Córdoba, La Rioja, San Luis, and Santiago del Estero, at 1,000 to 1,500 m of altitude (Hunt et al. 2006).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Argentina (Catamarca, Córdoba, La Rioja, San Luis, Santiago del Estero)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1000
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
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Population [top]

Population:The species is locally abundant.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species grows in monte shrubland and chaco, always associated to mountainous soils.
Systems:Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no known use or trade for this cactus.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in Reserva Provincial de Córdoba, Reserva Provincial Chancaní, and Reserva Provincial Cerro Colorado, among others.

Citation: Demaio, P., Perea, M. & Trevisson, M. 2013. Echinopsis spiniflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T152026A588662. . Downloaded on 20 August 2017.
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