Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Mexico, where it is distributed in the states of Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, and Tamaulipas, at elevations of 300 to 1,860 m asl (Hernández et al. 2004, Pilbeam and Bowdery 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The species occurs in xerophyllous, submontane scrub (Goettsch and Hernández 2006) and tropical dry forest (E. Sánchez pers. comm. 2010).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Ferocactus echidne

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ferocactus echidne

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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
Guadalupe Martínez, J., Sánchez , E. & Bárcenas Luna, R.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Ferocactus echidne is considered to be Least Concern due to abundant and widespread subpopulations, and because it is not declining at nearly the rate to qualify for a threatened category.
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Population

Population
This species is locally common.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species. Land use changes present regional threats to subpopulations.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in some protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Ferocactus echidne

Ferocactus echidne is a barrel cactus in the genus Ferocactus. It is found in nature in Mexico. This cactus is known commonly as "Sonora Barrel," "Coville's Barrel Cactus," "Emory's Barrel Cactus," and "Traveler's Friend."

Alternatively it has been assigned the binomials Echinocactus emoryi, Ferocactus rectispinus, and Ferocactus covillei.

This plant is often sold as a houseplant.



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