Pereskia sacharosa 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Pereskia sacharosa Griseb.
Taxonomic Source(s): Hunt, D., Taylor, N. and Charles, G. (compilers and editors). 2006. The New Cactus Lexicon. dh Books, Milborne Port, UK.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2010-09-22
Assessor(s): Oakley, L., Pin, A. & Lowry, M.
Reviewer(s): Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Tognelli, M.
Pereskia sacharosa is listed as Least Concern because it is widely distributed, is common and abundant, and there are no major threats affecting it. It occurs in many protected areas.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in Argentina, in Chaco, Formosa, Jujuy and Salta; in Bolivia, in Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, and Tarija; Paraguay and in Brazil in Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul (Hunt et al. 2006). It occurs at elevations of up to 1,500 m.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina (Chaco, Formosa, Jujuy, Salta); Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil (Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul); Paraguay
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is locally common and abundant.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in sotobosque, forest edges, and clearings.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This cactus is not utilized.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in several protected areas.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: The species distribution map has been included.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.5. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
suitability:Suitable  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:No
  Subject to any international management/trade controls:No

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: (Accessed: 12 June 2013).

IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-3. Available at: (Accessed: 5 December 2017).

Citation: Oakley, L., Pin, A. & Lowry, M. 2017. Pereskia sacharosa (amended version of 2013 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T152829A121611864. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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