Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Anonymous. 1986. List-Based Rec., Soil Conserv. Serv., U.S.D.A. Database of the U.S.D.A., Beltsville. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1103
- Véliz Pérez, M. E. 2008. Cactáceas Guatemala 1–129. Univ. de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/100000072
- García-Mendoza, A. J. & J. Meave del Castillo. 2011. Divers. Florist. Oaxaca 1–351. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/100009052
Global Range: It occurs in south Texas (from Val Verde Co. to Bexar and Hidalgo Cos.) and in the adjacent area in northern Mexico.
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Habitat and Ecology
Comments: It occurs in grasslands at low elevations.
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Mammillaria prolifera is listed as Least Concern because it has a very large extent of occurrence and is abundant. Although there are threats in places, they are not sufficient to warrant any concern.
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Rank of G4 from TXHP (3/94). Restricted range in southern Texas and northern Mexico.
Comments: Most cacti subject to horticultural collecting.