Pelecyphora strobiliformis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Pelecyphora strobiliformis
Species Authority: (Werderm.) Frič & Schelle ex Kreuz.
Ariocarpus strobiliformis Werderm.
Taxonomic Source(s): Hunt, D., Taylor, N. and Charles, G. (compilers and editors). 2006. The New Cactus Lexicon. dh Books, Milborne Port, UK.

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/Compiler(s): Wyatt, S.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2009 Least Concern (LC)

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 occurrence:
Mexico (San Luis Potosí)
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1900
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1900
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Population [top]

Population: The species has an estimated population size of more than 100,000 individuals. It reproduces well.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 100000
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is gathered for private collections, for use as an ornamental.

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T152234A612924. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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