Hylocereus setaceus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Hylocereus setaceus (Salm-Dyck ex DC.) Ralf Bauer
Cereus setaceus Salm-Dyck ex DC.
Selenicereus setaceus (Salm-Dyck) Werderm.
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: Synonyms = Selenicereus setaceus (Salm-Dyck) Werderm. (name used in CITES Checklist).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2010-09-21
Assessor(s): Machado, M., Taylor, N.P., Zappi, D., Braun, P., Oakley, L. & Pin, A.
Reviewer(s): Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Tognelli, M. & Bilz, M.
Hylocereus setaceus is a common and widespread species that is adapted to a wide variety of habitats. Habitat loss has led to a considerable decrease in numbers of individuals. The species is still frequent and even though the population continues to decline, this occurs at a slow rate. The species occurs within many protected areas. Hence, it is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This cactus is widespread in Brazil, where it occurs in all states south of the Amazon, from sea level to 900 m asl (Taylor and Zappi 2004). It is also found in Argentina, in the provinces of Corrientes, Chaco, Formosa, and Misiones, as well as in Bolivia and Paraguay (Hunt et al. 2006).

Countries occurrence:
Argentina (Chaco, Corrientes, Formosa, Misiones); Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Rondônia, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Sergipe, Tocantins); Paraguay
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):900
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:The species is frequent but not abundant. The population trend is decreasing.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This plant is found in a wide range of habitats including forests (as an epiphyte), on rock outcrops as lithophyte, in the Pantanal wetlands, and in coastal dunes.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The fruit is edible, but it is not commercialized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Much of its presumed habitat in north-eastern Brazil, the ecotonal part of Mata Atlântica, has been destroyed by deforestation for several types of agriculture and urbanization (Taylor and Zappi 2004).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is found in a number of protected areas throughout its range.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: The species distribution map has been added.

Citation: Machado, M., Taylor, N.P., Zappi, D., Braun, P., Oakley, L. & Pin, A. 2017. Hylocereus setaceus (amended version of 2013 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T46519A121502089. . Downloaded on 20 April 2018.
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