Arthrocereus rondonianus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Arthrocereus rondonianus
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: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-08-09
Assessor(s): Taylor, N.P., Machado, M. & Braun, P.
Reviewer(s): Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Goettsch, B.K.
Arthrocereus rondonianus has a small range. Since the species was last assessed in 2004 and listed under Vulnerable, more subpopulations have been found. It is not particularly abundant, however only one subpopulation is affected by urbanization and man-made fires. As a whole, the species is not declining and it occurs within protected areas. Hence, it is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2002 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Brazil, where it can be found at altitudes between 700 and 1,200 m asl on the Serra do Cabral and the west slope of Serra do Espinhaço, in central Minas Gerais.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Minas Gerais)
Lower elevation limit (metres): 700
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1200
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Population [top]

Population: The subpopulations are scattered over large areas and have low densities. Only one of the subpopulations is affected by threats.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a south-eastern campo rupestre element. It grows between rocks and in bushy places.
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There is no known use of, or trade in this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): One of the subpopulations is affected by urbanization and man-made fires.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs within Parque Nacional das Siempre-Vivas.

Citation: Taylor, N.P., Machado, M. & Braun, P. 2013. Arthrocereus rondonianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T40938A2945142. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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