|Scientific Name:||Acharagma aguirreanum (Glass & R.A.Foster) Glass|
Escobaria aguirreana (Glass & R.A.Foster) N.P.Taylor
Gymnocactus aguirreanus Glass & R.A.Foster
|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:||Glass (1998) and Anderson (2001) consider the species to be in the genus Acharagma. Accepted as a species in Escobaria by Hunt (1999).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Anderson, E.F., Fitz Maurice, B & Fitz Maurice, W.A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Stuppy, W. & Taylor, N.P.|
This listing is based on the fact that it occurs in a single tiny location (only 1 km²), with less than 1,000 plants in a continuing decline due to illegal collecting.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Occurs in Sierra de la Paila over a range of 1 km². It is estimated that there are less than 1,000 plants.|
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|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||In semi-desert among calcareous rocks at an altitude of about 1,500 m.|
|Major Threat(s):||Illegal collecting.|
|Conservation Actions:||Listed on CITES App.II, but the laws governing imports in the countries of destination need to be enforced. This species is in propagation.|
Anderson, E.F. 2001. The Cactus Family. Timber Press, Portland.
Glass, C. 1998. Identification Guide to Threatened Cacti of México. CANTE.
Hunt, D. 1999. CITES Cactaceae Checklist, 2nd ed. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and International Organization for Succulent Plant Study (IOS).
IUCN. 2002. 2002 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 8 October 2002).
|Citation:||Anderson, E.F., Fitz Maurice, B & Fitz Maurice, W.A. 2002. Acharagma aguirreanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2002: e.T40966A48029004.Downloaded on 25 February 2018.|
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