|Scientific Name:||Echinocereus grandis|
|Species Authority:||Britton & Rose|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Burquez Montijo, A. & Felger, R.S.|
|Reviewer/s:||Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.|
Echinocereus grandis has a very restricted range, and at present there are no major threats. However, there is a potential threat from an invasive grass species (buffel grass) and if this happened the island would be considered a single location. However, the species occurs in three islands which spreads the risk of extinction, hence it is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||The species is endemic to the Islands of San Esteban in Sonora, and Las Animas ("San Lorenzo norte") and San Lorenzo in Baja California, Mexico.|
Native:Mexico (Baja California, Sonora)
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|Population:||The species is abundant over the entire islands.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
The species grows in desert scrub.
|Major Threat(s):||There are no threats to the species at present, but there is a potential threat from an alien invasive species - Buffel Grass (Pennisetum ciliare).|
|Conservation Actions:||The islands where the species occurs are protected by Mexican Federal law and UNESCO.|
|Citation:||Burquez Montijo, A. & Felger, R.S. 2013. Echinocereus grandis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.|
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