|Scientific Name:||Mammillaria petterssonii Hildm.|
|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:||There is confusion over the identity and taxonomic limits between the hemisphaerical species and this confusion may be reflected in some of the data provided on some of the species concerned.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Fitz Maurice, B, Sotomayor, M., Fitz Maurice, W.A. & Hernández, H.M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.|
This species is widespread and seems to be abundant. Furthermore, it grows in areas where there are no major threats. Hence, it is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Mexico, where it can be found in the states of Aguascalientes, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas (Pilbeam 1999, Hernandez et al. 2004). Hunt et al. (2006) do not record it from Durango or San Luis Potosí. It grows at elevations of 1,300 to 2,600 m asl (Pilbeam 1999). |
Native:Mexico (Aguascalientes, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas)
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|Population:||Little is known about the population size or trends of this species, but one subpopulation is reported to be relatively abundant and stable, so the same is assumed for the species as a whole (M. Sotomayor pers. comm. 2009)|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This hemispherical species is found growing on rocky slopes in open oak woodland on volcanic soils.|
|Use and Trade:||This cactus is rarely cultivated as an ornamental, it would only appear in specialist collections.|
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats are known.|
|Conservation Actions:||This cactus is not known to occur in any protected areas.|
Hernández, H.M., Gómez-Hinostrosa, C. and Goettsch, B. 2004. Checklist of Chihuahuan Desert Cactaceae. Harvard Papers in Botany 9(1): 51-68.
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).
Pilbeam, J. 1999. Mammillaria. Cirio Publishing Services, Southampton.
|Citation:||Fitz Maurice, B, Sotomayor, M., Fitz Maurice, W.A. & Hernández, H.M. 2013. Mammillaria petterssonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T152236A613067.Downloaded on 19 November 2017.|
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