Weberbauerocereus albus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Weberbauerocereus albus
Species Authority: F.Ritter
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: 2011-05-07
Assessor(s): Ostalaza, C. & Cáceres, F.
Reviewer(s): Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Goettsch, B.K.
The species has an estimated extent of occurrence of 3,300km2and it is known from two subpopulations. However, at present there are no threats causing a continuing decline. Hence, the species is listed as Least Concern but monitoring is recommended.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is endemic to Peru, where it occurs  in the regions of Cajamarca and Ancash, at elevations of  2,500 to 3,000 m.
Countries occurrence:
Number of Locations: 2
Lower elevation limit (metres): 2500
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3000
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Population [top]

Population: The species is frequent but not common, the trend of the population is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in inter-Andean valleys on rocky soils.
This cactus has large flowers of 7-10 cm in diameter (Hunt et al. 2006).
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No use or trade is known for the species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This cactus does not occur in any protected area.

Citation: Ostalaza, C. & Cáceres, F. 2013. Weberbauerocereus albus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T152514A645399. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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