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Data about Mammillaria nivosa Link ex N. E. Pfeiffer

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Distribution

Data about Mammillaria nivosa Link ex N. E. Pfeiffer
Native range includes
Additional detail Puerto Rico USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail U. S. Virgin Islands USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Physical Description

Data about Mammillaria nivosa Link ex N. E. Pfeiffer
  • Plant growth habit
    The general growth form of a plant - its size and branching - also its woodiness. Some plants have different growth habits depending on environment or location, so a plant can have more than one value.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PlantHabit
Plant growth habit
Additional detail shrub
  • Shrub
    Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental conditions.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/shrub
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail subshrub
  • Subshrub
    Low-growing shrub usually under 0.5 m (1.5 feet) tall, never exceeding 1 meter (3 feet) tall at maturity.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/subshrub
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Ecology

Data about Mammillaria nivosa Link ex N. E. Pfeiffer
Habitat
Additional detail non-marine IRMNG  
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • Terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
IUCN  
Elevation median
Additional detail 22 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
min Additional detail 22 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
max Additional detail 30 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  

Life History and Behavior

Data about Mammillaria nivosa Link ex N. E. Pfeiffer
Life cycle habit
Additional detail perennial
  • Perennial
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span extends over more than two growing seasons, c.f. annual, biennial, ephemeral, of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/perennial
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Conservation

Data about Mammillaria nivosa Link ex N. E. Pfeiffer
Population trend
Additional detail Stable IUCN  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant IRMNG  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about Mammillaria nivosa Link ex N. E. Pfeiffer
Conservation status
Additional detail least concern
  • Least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
IUCN  

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