|Scientific Name:||Cipocereus pusilliflorus|
|Species Authority:||(F.Ritter) Zappi & N.P.Taylor|
Floribunda pusilliflora F.Ritter
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered D ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Taylor, N.P. & Zappi, D.|
This species is listed as Critically Endangered given that it has a very small population (less than 50 individuals). Further research is needed to determine whether it is present in other areas as well as monitoring of the known population.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the west slope of Serra Geral (northern Serra do Espinhaço), east of Monte Azul, in central-northern Minas Gerais, Brazil. It occurs at elevations from 800 - 1,000 m asl. The distribution is severely fragmented and it is only known from one location.|
Native:Brazil (Minas Gerais)
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|Population:||The total number of individuals in the only known population is less than 50. Plants are scattered throughout its distribution.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in northern campo rupestre element, on cliffs and ledges of crystalline rocks.|
|Use and Trade:||There is no information regarding use and trade for this species.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is not present in any protected areas. It is maintained in a few ex situ collections in Europe, including that at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the United Kingdom.|
IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).
Taylor, N.P. and Zappi, D.C. 2004. Cacti of Eastern Brazil. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Zappi, D.C. and Taylor, N.P. 1991. Cipocereus. In: D.R. Hunt and N.P. Taylor (eds) Notes on miscellaneous genera of Cactaceae. Bradleya 9: 86.
|Citation:||Taylor, N.P. & Zappi, D. 2013. Cipocereus pusilliflorus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 January 2015.|
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