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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in Argentina in Jujuy, Salta, and Tucumán; in Bolivia in La Paz and Oruro; in Chile in Arica y Parinacota, Tarapacá, and Antofagasta; and in Peru in Arequipa, Puno, Moquegua, and Tacna. It grows at elevations from 2,000 to 3,800 m asl.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Type collection for Opuntia soehrensii Britton & Rose
Catalog Number: US 761558
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): J. N. Rose & J. N. Rose
Year Collected: 1914
Locality: Peru, South America
  • Type collection: Britton, N. L. & Rose, J. N. 1919. Cactaceae. 1: 134.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species grows in shrublands and high altitude grasslands, in the heat of the sun and in the shadow of nurse plants (Santecchia and Rajal 2009).

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
Kiesling, R., Demaio, P., Cáceres, F., Faundez, L., Walter, H.E. & Saldivia, P.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Tunilla soehrensii is widespread and abundant in portions of its range. It is present in several protected areas. Therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
It is widespread were it occurs (Santecchia and Rajal 2009). It is abundant.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
This species may be favored by livestock grazing. It is not exposed to any major threat.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This cactus has no conservation problems (Hoffmann and Walter 1989). It is present in several protected areas.
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