This an endemic species for the state of Nuevo León, in northern Mexico. It is restricted to gypsum soils.
Habitat and Ecology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Geohintonia mexicana
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Geohintonia mexicana
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
This species is legally protected in Mexico by the national list of species at risk of extinction, NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010, where it is listed under category “subject to special protection” (Pr; SEMARNAT 2010).
The local population guard the plants and prevent illegal collection (Pilbeam and Weightman 2006), but the area has no protection status.
It is recommended to consider uplisting to CITES Appendix I, increase commercial propagation, protect wild populations and monitor commercial availability in foreign countries (Bárcenas 2003).
Geohintonia mexicana (discovered in 1992) is a species of cacti, the only species in the genus Geohintonia. This genus is named after its discoverer George S. Hinton. As its specific epithet suggests, the plant is found in Mexico (Nuevo León), where it grows on gypsum hills near Galeana.
The species has one form: Geohintonia mexicana f. cristata.
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