Opuntia pittieri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Opuntia pittieri Britton & Rose
Taxonomic Notes: Hunt et al. (2006) consider it as a synonym of  O. eliator. Anderson 2001 considers it distinct. For this assessment it is considered as a distinct species (L. Majure and P. Griffith pers. comm 2011).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2011-07-27
Assessor(s): Griffith, P. & Majure, L.
Reviewer(s): Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Frances, A.
This species is listed as Data Deficient because there is not enough information to assess it. Research is needed to adequately evaluate the conservation status of this species.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the western mountain range in Colombia, although its distribution is potentially wider. The type locality is from Dagua valley (Britton and Rose 1919). There is no elevation information available.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia (Colombia (mainland))
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1-2
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the population of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It has been recorded from tropical dry forest (Ruiz et al. 2002).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No information is available about the use of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information is available about this species threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More research about this species' distribution and population is needed.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: The species distribution map has been included.

Citation: Griffith, P. & Majure, L. 2017. Opuntia pittieri (amended version of 2013 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T152177A121581995. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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