|Scientific Name:||Echinocereus russanthus|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Heil, K., Terry, M. & Corral-Díaz, R.|
|Reviewer/s:||Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.|
The range of Echinocereus russanthus is not very large, but it is abundant and although there are threats in places a significant part of the species range is protected. Hence, this cactus is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is distributed in Chihuahua, Mexico and Texas, United States, at elevations of 700 to 2,700 m (Blum et al. 1998, Hunt et al. 2006, Powell et al. 2008).|
Native:Mexico (Chihuahua); United States (Texas)
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|Population:||The species is very common throughout its range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species grows in grasslands and desert scrub. It prefers igneous soils, but also occurs on limestone and novaculite (Powell and Weedin 2004). It occurs in stony slopes and in mountainous woodland on mineral igneous soil and granite rubble (Blum et al. 1998).|
There are no major threats for the species, however, land use change is affecting some subpopulations.
|Conservation Actions:||The species occurs in the Big Bend National Park, Texas.|
|Citation:||Heil, K., Terry, M. & Corral-Díaz, R. 2013. Echinocereus russanthus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.|
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