Pilosocereus arrabidae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Pilosocereus arrabidae
Species Authority: (Lem.) Byles & G.D.Rowley
Pilocereus arrabidae Lem.
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: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-08-09
Assessor(s): Zappi, D. & Taylor, N.P.
Reviewer(s): Schipper, J.
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it nearly qualifies for Vulnerable (B criteria) and should be monitored in the future to ensurer that it does not cross the population decline threshold. It  has a very narrow distribution along the coast and it occurs in areas that are potentially affected by further development and plantations.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2002 Near Threatened (NT)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the States of Bahia, Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It occurs in Restinga forests and sand dunes. It occurs from sea level to 100 m.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Bahia, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro)
Upper elevation limit (metres): 100
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Population [top]

Population: There are no data on population size and trends. This species is locally abundant in suitable habitats.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs  in dense or sparse restinga and rocky cliffs by the coast (Zappi 1994).
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats for this species are coastal development and tourism, plantation of tropical fruits and plantation of trees.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas, mainly in the State of Rio de Janeiro (e.g. Parque Nacional Tijuca)

Citation: Zappi, D. & Taylor, N.P. 2013. Pilosocereus arrabidae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T40889A2941062. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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