Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Acharagma aguirreanum
Species Authority: (Glass & R.A.Foster) Glass
Escobaria aguirreana (Glass & R.A.Foster) N.P.Taylor
Gymnocactus aguirreanus Glass & R.A.Foster
Taxonomic Source(s): Hunt, D., Taylor, N. and Charles, G. (compilers and editors). 2006. The New Cactus Lexicon. dh Books, Milborne Port, UK.
Taxonomic Notes: Glass (1998) and Anderson (2001) consider the species to be in the genus Acharagma. Accepted as a species in Escobaria by Hunt (1999).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2002
Date Assessed: 2002-01-03
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Anderson, E.F., Fitz Maurice, B & Fitz Maurice, W.A.
Reviewer(s): Stuppy, W. & Taylor, N.P.
This listing is based on the fact that it occurs in a single tiny location (only 1 km²), with less than 1,000 plants in a continuing decline due to illegal collecting.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2002 Critically Endangered (CR)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs in Sierra de la Paila over a range of 1 km². It is estimated that there are less than 1,000 plants.
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Coahuila)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In semi-desert among calcareous rocks at an altitude of about 1,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Illegal collecting.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed on CITES App.II, but the laws governing imports in the countries of destination need to be enforced. This species is in propagation.

Citation: Anderson, E.F., Fitz Maurice, B & Fitz Maurice, W.A. 2002. Acharagma aguirreanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2002: e.T40966A48029004. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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