IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

Distribution

Read full entry

Range Description

This cactus can be found on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, in the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Early observations indicated that this species occurred in a single small area, where it had been accidentally discovered. The original location has become well-known to collectors and the population has been severely depleted, with more than 70% of the plants removed within the late 1990s. However, recent fieldwork has shown additional nearby subpopulations that are at present undisturbed. The decision to place Ariocarpus fissuratus var. hintonii as a subspecies under this species, greatly expanded the known range. The species occurs at elevations raging from 1,500 to 2,000 m asl.

Trusted

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Belongs to 1 community

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!