|Scientific Name:||Pfeiffera ianthothele|
|Species Authority:||(Monv.) F.A.C.Weber|
Cereus ianthothele Monv.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.|
Pfeiffera ianthothele has a wide distribution and is relatively common. Although it is affected by habitat loss and extraction of mature individuals, these factors are not considered to have a sufficiently elevated impact to classify this species in a threatened category. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in Argentina in Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta and Tucumán, and in Bolivia in Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz and Tarija. It grows at altitudes between 600 and 2,500 m asl.|
Native:Argentina (Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán); Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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|Population:||It is a common species, although the population is not very large.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This cactus grows as an epiphyte on several species of trees in dry forests in the limit between Yunga forests and the Chaco (Kiesling and Ferrari 2009).|
|Use and Trade:||The species is sought after by collectors.|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss due to land use changes is affecting this species. Furthermore, collectors are extracting mature individuals, but this is considered to represent a low risk to the survival of the species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This cactus occurs in Parque Nacional Campo de los Alisos (Tucumán), Parque Nacional Calilegua (Jujuy), and Parque Nacional El Rey (Salta).|
|Citation:||Lowry, M. 2013. Pfeiffera ianthothele. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 April 2015.|
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