Gymnocalycium baldianum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Gymnocalycium baldianum (Speg.) Speg.
Echinocactus baldianus Speg.
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:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2010-09-20
Assessor(s): Perea, M. & Trevisson, M.
Reviewer(s): Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Goettsch, B.K.
Gymnocalycium baldianum has a relatively restricted range and is collected in parts of it. However, it has a continuous distribution and is not fragmented. Collection can pose a major threat and may need attention, but at the moment the species is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in Argentina in Catamarca, in Sierra Ancasti, Sierra Graciana, Sierra de Narvaes, Sierra de Guayamba, Sierra de Manchao and on the mountains east of Andalgalá. It grows at elevations of 500 to 2,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina (Catamarca)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):500
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This cactus is widespread where it occurs (Charles 2009), and locally abundant.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This high-altitude plant is often found among grass (Charles 2009).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is commercialized locally, principally in Christmas time when it flowers.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Local collection is a major threat for the species (see Use and Trade). Fire affects the species in some areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species does not occur in protected areas.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: The species distribution map has been added.

Citation: Perea, M. & Trevisson, M. 2017. Gymnocalycium baldianum (amended version of 2013 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T152213A121526773. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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