Localities documented in Tropicos sources
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- SPECIMEN BASED RECORD. Published protolog data. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/9990002
Habitat and Ecology
This cactus grows in semi-desert shrubland, on gypsum and limestone cliffs. It is a soil specialist, i.e., a gypsophile (Anderson 2001).
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Aztekium hintonii
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 2009Least Concern
This cactus is legally protected in Mexico by the national list of species at risk of extinction, NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010, where it is listed under the category âthreatenedâ (A; SEMARNAT 2010). The local population guard the plants and prevent illegal collection (Pilbeam and Weightman 2006), but the area has no protected area status.