Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in Brazil (in Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay, and Argentina (in Corrientes and Entre Ríos). It can be found at elevations from 100 to 500 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species grows on relatively saline, clayey soils with poor drainage. It occurs in low forests or shrublands.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Oakley, L. & Pin, A.

Reviewer/s
Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.

Contributor/s

Justification
Opuntia assumptionis is listed as Least Concern because it is widespread, common, and there are no major threats affecting it. It is present in several protected areas.
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Population

Population
This cactus is common but not abundant.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats affecting this cactus.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is present in several protected areas.
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