Facheiroa ulei 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Facheiroa ulei
Species Authority: (Gürke) Werderm.
Cephalocereus ulei Gürke
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: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-08-09
Assessor(s): Machado, M. & Braun, P.
Reviewer(s): Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Goettsch, B.K.
The species has a wide range, the populations are stable and there are no threats, hence is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2002 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Brazil, it occurs in northern Bahia east of San Francisco river, at elevations of 400 to 950 m.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Bahia)
Lower elevation limit (metres): 400
Upper elevation limit (metres): 950
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Population [top]

Population: The species is commonly abundant. There are several subpopulations.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species grows on quartzitic and sandstone rocks in caatinga.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The fruits of Facheiroa ulei are eaten by locals.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats. There was mining in the area but it has now ceased. There is some small hold cattle ranching but this does not affect the populations. The area where it grows in is very rocky and the rock is of no use nor the land.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species does not occur within any protected areas.

Citation: Machado, M. & Braun, P. 2013. Facheiroa ulei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T40929A2944532. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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