Echinocereus primolanatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Echinocereus primolanatus
Species Authority: F.Schwarz ex N.P.Taylor

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2009-11-17
Assessor(s): Fitz Maurice, B, Fitz Maurice, W.A., Hernández, H.M. & Sotomayor, M.
Reviewer(s): Goettsch, B.K. & Schipper, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hilton-Taylor, C.
Although this species appears to have a small extent of occurrence (<10,000 km²) and nothing is known about the population and trends, or about any threats to this species, it is listed as Least Concern as it does not appear to be declining at a rate sufficient to qualify for a threat category at this time. It occurs in an area that has been very poorly studied.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Mexico, occurring in Coahuila, it was known only from the southern reaches of the Sierra de la Paila, but has more recently been reported from the Cuatro Ciénegas Region. It grows from sea level to 1,500 m (Taylor 1985).
Mexico (Coahuila)
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Population [top]

Population: Nothing is known about the population size or trends of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species grows in fine silty soil probably over limestone (Taylor 1985) presumably in xerophytic shrubland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is found in cultivation, it is used as an ornamental.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats for this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas, but it is very likely to be found in Cuatro Ciénegas Biophere Reserve.

Citation: Fitz Maurice, B, Fitz Maurice, W.A., Hernández, H.M. & Sotomayor, M. 2013. Echinocereus primolanatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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