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Opuntia decumbens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Opuntia decumbens Salm-Dyck
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: Confusion between this species and O. puberula exists.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2009-04-27
Assessor(s): Hernández, H.M., Valverde, T., Ishiki, M., Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Terrazas, T., Arreola, H., Cházaro, M., Arias, S., Durán, R. & Tapia, J.L.
Reviewer(s): Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Wyatt, S.
Justification:
Opuntia decumbens is listed as Least Concern due to its wide range, its abundance, and because it is not exposed to any significant threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Mexico, where it occurs in the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas (Breedlove 1986, Acosta et al. 2003, Jiménez-Ramírez et al. 2003, Martínez-Ávalos and Jurado 2005, Salas-Morales et al. 2007).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas)
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:This species is abundant throughout its range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits tropical deciduous forest (Jiménez-Ramírez et al. 2003).
Systems:Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found within Huatulco National Park (Salas-Morales et al. 2007) and Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.5. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
suitability:Suitable season:resident major importance:Yes

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
  Included in international legislation:Yes
  Subject to any international management/trade controls:Yes

Bibliography [top]

Acosta, S., A. Flores, A. Saynes, R. Aguilar & G. Manzanero. 2003. Vegetación y flora de una zona semiárida de la cuenca alta del río Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, México. Polibotánica: 125-152.

Breedlove, D.E. 1986. Flora de Chiapas. Listados Floríst. México 4( i–v): 1‒246.

Hunt, D., Taylor, N. and Charles, G. (compilers and editors). 2006. The New Cactus Lexicon. dh Books, Milborne Port, UK.

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).

Jiménez-Ramírez, J., M. Martínez-Gordillo, S. Valencia-Ávalos, R. Cruz-Durán, J.L. Contreras-Jiménez, E. Moreno-Gutiérrez & J. Calónico-Soto. 2003. Estudio florísitco del municipio Eduardo Neri, Guerrero. Anales del Insituto de Biología. Serie Botánica 74: 79-142.

Jiménez-Ramírez, J. M. Martínez-Gordillo, S. Valencia-Ávalos, R. Cruz-Durán, J.L. Contreras-Jiménez, E. Moreno-Gutierréz & J. Calónico-Soto. 2003. Estudio florístico del municipio de Eduardo Neri, Guerrero. Anales del Instituto de Biología, Serie botánica 74: 79-142.

Martínez-Ávalos, J.G. and Jurado, E. 2005. Geographic distribution and conservation of Cactaceae from Tamaulipas Mexico. Biodiversity and Conservation 14: 2483-2506.

Salas-Morales, S., L. Schibil, A. Nava-Zafra, A. Saynes-Vásquez. 2007. Flora de la costa de Oaxaca, México (2): Lista florítica comentada del Parque Nacional de Huatulco. Bol. Soc. Bot. Méx. 81: 101-130.


Citation: Hernández, H.M., Valverde, T., Ishiki, M., Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Terrazas, T., Arreola, H., Cházaro, M., Arias, S., Durán, R. & Tapia, J.L. 2013. Opuntia decumbens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T151907A574953. . Downloaded on 20 November 2017.
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