|Scientific Name:||Pediocactus sileri|
|Species Authority:||(Engelm. ex J.M.Coult.) L.D.Benson|
Echinocactus sileri Engelm. ex J.M.Coult.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Butterworth, C. & Porter, J.M.|
|Reviewer/s:||Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.|
Pediocactus sileri has a relatively small range, however only parts of it are threatened, it is protected and managed. Hence, it is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||The species occurs in scattered areas along the Utah-Arizona border, from the vicinity of Fredonia, Coconino County, to an area south and southeast of St. George, Utah in Mohave County, Arizona and at a few places in Washington and Kane County, Utah. It occurs at elevations of 900 to 1,600 m asl.|
Native:United States (Arizona, Utah)
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|Population:||The species is locally abundant but sparsely distributed. The current trend of the population is decreasing, mainly as a result of droughts.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species grows on salt desert scrub dominated by Atriplex.|
|Major Threat(s):||The main threats are gypsum strip-mining, ORVs, grazing and trampling animals stepping on plants, overcollection, and mining. However, these threats are mitigated in part of the range by management plans. The Utah population could be impacted by the Warner Valley Power Project.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is protected and manged by NGO's and the government. It occurs within an Area of Critical Environmental Concern. This species is included in CITES Appendix I.|
|Citation:||Butterworth, C. & Porter, J.M. 2013. Pediocactus sileri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.|
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