|Scientific Name:||Gymnocalycium gibbosum (Haw.) Pfeiff. ex Mittler|
Cactus gibbosus Haw.
|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:||Two subspecies are recognized, the nominate form and subsp. borthii (Koop ex H.Till) G.J.Charles.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Demaio, P. & Trevisson, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.|
Gymnocalycium gibbosum has a wide range, is abundant, there are no major threats, and it occurs in protected areas. Hence, it is listed as Least Concern.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Argentina, where it occurs in Chubut, La Pampa, Mendoza, Río Negro, Santa Cruz and San Luis, at elevations of 0 to 1,000 m asl (Hunt et al. 2006).|
Native:Argentina (Chubut, La Pampa, Mendoza, Rio Negro, San Luis, Santa Cruz)
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||The species is abundant. It is widespread where it occurs (Charles 2009).|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species grows in monte shrubland and patagonian steppe (estepa patagónica).|
G. gibbosum likes the sandy or gravelly alluvial soil along the Río Negro and Río Colorado, where it grows under bushes and other plants (Charles 2009).
|Use and Trade:||There is no known use or trade of this species.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats affecting this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species occurs in Parque Nacional Lihué Calel, among others.|
|Amended reason:||The species distribution map has been added.|
|Citation:||Demaio, P. & Trevisson, M. 2017. Gymnocalycium gibbosum (amended version of 2013 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T152524A121538362.Downloaded on 22 March 2018.|
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