Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This cactus occurs in Mexico in the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León and San Luis Potosí, over a range of 2,000 km².
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This cactus grows in semi-desert (Tamaulipan Shrubland) among calcareous rocks.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Turbinicarpus viereckii

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


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Turbinicarpus viereckii

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
Fitz Maurice, W.A. & Fitz Maurice, B

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Turbinicarpus viereckii has a limited range (extent of occurrence about 2,000 km²) and the population consists of less than 10,000 individuals. It is, however, not declining rapidly enough to qualify for listing at this time. Hence, it is listed as Least Concern.

History
  • 2002
    Near Threatened
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Population

Population
The species is very common. It is estimated that there are less than 10,000 plants.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
Illegal collecting threatens some subpopulations.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This cactus is listed on CITES Appendix I, but the laws governing imports in the countries of destination need to be enforced.
This species is widely propagated.
The Cadereyta Regional Botanic Gardens has developed a universal technique to reproduce species of the genus Turbinicarpus (including Gymnocactus), with a rate of 5x/4 weeks and 95% soil adaptation success (E. Sánchez pers. comm. 2011).
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Wikipedia

Turbinicarpus viereckii

Turbinicarpus viereckii is a species of plant in the Cactaceae family. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is hot deserts.

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