|Scientific Name:||Arthrocereus glaziovii|
|Species Authority:||(K.Schum.) N.P.Taylor & Zappi|
Cereus glaziovii K.Schum.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Taylor, N.P. & Braun, P.|
|Reviewer/s:||Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.|
Arthrocereus glaziovii has a small range (extent of occurrence ca 1,000 km2), it grows in small subpopulations and only on canga, which is an iron rich rock historically mined in the area. The whole area where the species occurs is affected by mining. There is a continuing decline in the subpopulations unlikely to cease. Hence, it is listed as Endangered under criterion B1ab(iii).
|Range Description:||This species grows east and south of Belo Horizonte, central-southern Minas Gerais (Brazil), at elevations between 1,300 and 1,750 m asl. The species has an approximate extent of occurrence of 1,000 km2.|
Native:Brazil (Minas Gerais)
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|Population:||The species occurs in small subpopulations, which very often consist of less than 100 individuals.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a south-eastern campo rupestre element that grows on iron-rich rock (canga).|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat, which is historical, is mining for iron. Many habitats (Ouro Preto, Brumadhino) have been eliminated due to intensive mining.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no formal protected areas within the range of this cactus, however it occurs in Sierra da Piedade which is of religious importance.|
|Citation:||Taylor, N.P. & Braun, P. 2013. Arthrocereus glaziovii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.|
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