Brasilicereus markgrafii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Brasilicereus markgrafii
Species Authority: Backeb. & Voll
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: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-06-04
Assessor(s): Machado, M., Taylor, N.P. & Zappi, D.
Reviewer(s): Chanson, J.S. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Goettsch, B.K.
The species has a relatively small extent of occurrence (EOO >5,000 km2), and it is known from 10 localities. It occurs within a protected area, however outside the protected range the species is suffering continuing reductions due to habitat loss. Hence it is listed as Vulnerable.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2002 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found at 850-1,000 m asl in the region of Grão Mogol, northern Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is endemic to the core area within Minas Gerais (Taylor and Zappi 2004).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Minas Gerais)
Number of Locations: 10
Lower elevation limit (metres): 850
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1000
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Population [top]

Population: The species is widespread but sparse and its never found in large populations.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in southeastern campo rupestre (Grão Mogol) element: carrasco.
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No known use or trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are loss of habitat due to deforestation for agriculture, cattle ranching and Eucalyptus plantations. However, these only have affected the population in the margins of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Most of the species range, approximately 80% occurs within a Protected Area, Parque Estadual de Grao Mogol.

Citation: Machado, M., Taylor, N.P. & Zappi, D. 2013. Brasilicereus markgrafii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T40876A2939737. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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