|Scientific Name:||Echinocereus viridiflorus|
|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:||There are numerous varieties and subspecies. The following subspecies are currently recognized: the nominate form, subsp. chloranthus (Engelm.) N.P.Taylor, subsp. correllii (L.D.Benson) W.Blum & Mich.Lange, subsp. cylindricus (Engelm.) N.P.Taylor, and subsp. davisii (Houghton) N.P.Taylor.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Heil, K., Terry, M. & Corral-Díaz, R.|
|Reviewer(s):||Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.|
Echinocereus viridiflorus is wide-ranging, abundant, and there are no major threats. Furthermore, it occurs in many protected areas. Hence, it is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming (United States). Scientific literature also reports it from the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Coahuila, and Colorado in the United States (Hernández et al. 2004).
It occurs farther north than any other member of the genus, into the cooler regions of the Great Plains grassland, as far as South Dakota and to the Mountainous areas of New Mexico and central Colorado. It grows at elevations of 900 to 2,700 m asl (Taylor 1985).
Native:Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila); United States (Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)
|Lower elevation limit (metres):||900|
|Upper elevation limit (metres):||2700|
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|Population:||The species is very abundant within its range.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species grows in grasslands, mountain parklands and pinyon and juniper woodland in gravelly soils of foothills, plains, and washes in grassland or along edges of woodlands. Blum et al. (1998) report it from meadows to open bush-ground and shrub desert, in loamy- sandy soil.|
|Use and Trade:||The species is used as an ornamental and it is cultivated for that purpose.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species occurs in numerous National Parks in the United States.|
|Citation:||Heil, K., Terry, M. & Corral-Díaz, R. 2013. Echinocereus viridiflorus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T152032A589396. . Downloaded on 06 May 2016.|
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