Cipocereus bradei 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Cipocereus bradei
Species Authority: (Backeb. & Voll) Zappi & N.P.Taylor
Pilocereus bradei 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,iv,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-08-10
Assessor(s): Taylor, N.P. & Zappi, D.
Reviewer(s): Chanson, J.S. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Goettsch, B.K.
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has an extent of occurrence of ca 13,000 km2, and it is known from two locations. There is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat and number of subpopulations, and therefore a reduction in the number of mature individuals can also be inferred.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2002 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It occurs between 500 - 1,200 m asl in Serra do Cabral and west slope of Serra do Espinhaço. It is known from six localities which would represent two different locations.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Minas Gerais)
Number of Locations: 2
Lower elevation limit (metres): 500
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1200
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Population [top]

Population: The populations are not very abundant, with between 50 to 200 individuals. There is hybridization with other species in the same genus.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals: Yes
Continuing decline in subpopulations: Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in south-eastern campo rupestre element, on crystalline rocks in campo rupestre, carrasco or cerrado.
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information regarding use and trade for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is habitat degradation from mining and intentional fires for the management of grasses, particularly in the western portion of the distribution of this cactus.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: One of the localities where this species has been collected may be in the Parque Nacional das Sempre-Vivas.

Citation: Taylor, N.P. & Zappi, D. 2013. Cipocereus bradei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T40880A2940229. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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