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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The species is distributed in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and El Salvador (Hunt et al. 2006), at elvations of 1,600 to 2,700 m asl.
In Mexico the species occurs in the States of Chiapas, Colima, México D.F., Durango, México State, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, and Sinaloa (Hernández and Godínez 1994).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This cactus grows in moist montane forest and Quercus and Pinus forest.

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
Arreola, H., Ishiki, M. & Terrazas, T.

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

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Justification
Disocactus speciosus has a very wide range, is abundant, and although there are threats in places, these are not sufficient to warrant any concern. Hence, it is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
The species is abundant and the populations tend to be large (M. Véliz pers. comm. 2009).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
The main threat is deforestation, especially logging of the trees on which the species grows.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in many protected areas across its range, e.g. Manantlán (Jalisco) and Ocote (Chiapas) reserves in Mexico.
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