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Pelecyphora strobiliformis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CARYOPHYLLALES CACTACEAE

Scientific Name: Pelecyphora strobiliformis
Species Authority: (Werderm.) Frič & Schelle ex Kreuz.
Synonym/s:
Ariocarpus strobiliformis Werderm.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2009-11-16
Assessor/s: Fitz Maurice, B & Fitz Maurice, W.A.
Reviewer/s: Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/s: Wyatt, S.
Justification:
Pelecyphora strobiliformis is listed as Least Concern because of its relatively wide distribution, large population, and lack of major threats. However, this species is removed from the wild by collectors, which represents a minor threat.
History:
2009 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Mexico, where it is found in central San Luis Potosí at an altitude around 1,900 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico (San Luis Potosí)
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Population [top]

Population: The species has an estimated population size of more than 100,000 individuals. It reproduces well.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in semi desert, among outcrops of calcareous rocks.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species. There is some illegal collection.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is legally protected in Mexico on the national list of species at risk of extinction, NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010, where it is listed as "threatened" (A; SEMARNAT 2010) and it is included in CITES Appendix I.
Citation: Fitz Maurice, B & Fitz Maurice, W.A. 2013. Pelecyphora strobiliformis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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