Lepismium warmingianum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Lepismium warmingianum (K.Schum.) Barthlott
Rhipsalis warmgiana K.Schum.
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: 2010-06-03
Assessor(s): Taylor, N.P., Zappi, D., Braun, P., Pin, A. & Oakley, L.
Reviewer(s): Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Tognelli, M. & Hilton-Taylor, C.
Although there has been considerable habitat loss in the northern parts of its range, Lepismium warmingianum is still sufficiently widespread and common in the southern part of its range to maintain its listing as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This cactus is common in southeastern and southern Brazil (central-southern Minas Gerais and Domingos Martins in southern Espírito Santo), eastern Paraguay, and northeastern Argentina (Misiones province). It occurs at altitudes between 40 and 700 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Brazil; Paraguay
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):40
Upper elevation limit (metres):700
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is fairly common in the southern parts of its range, but is declining in the northern parts due to habitat loss.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This southern humid forest element lives as an epiphyte or lithophyte in the Mata Atlântica.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used or commercialized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This cactus is threatened by habitat loss in the northern parts of its range, and it is probable that it has vanished from many of the northern localities where it had been collected in the past. The main threats are human sprawl, expanding agricultural areas, and general deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This cactus occurs in some protected areas, such as Parque Nacional Foz do Iguaçu.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: The species distribution map has been added.

Citation: Taylor, N.P., Zappi, D., Braun, P., Pin, A. & Oakley, L. 2017. Lepismium warmingianum (amended version of 2013 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T46522A121502554. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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