IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Vulnerable Red List Criteria
Contu, S. Reviewer/s
Hilton-Taylor, C. Contributor/s Justification
Arachis cruziana is endemic to Bolivia, and its distribution range seems to be resticted to a small area around San Jose de Chiquitos (Santa Cruz), meaning that the extent of occurrence (EOO=9,000 km²) meets the threshold to be evaluated in the Vulnerable category. Collections of A. cruziana were made in the Chiquitano dry forests and Dry Chaco ecoregions, where the natural vegatation is threatened by agricultural expansion and unplanned urbanization, and the species is not known to occur within the protected areas network at present. On the basis of the data currently avalaible (EOO, number of locations and threats to the species) it appears to be of high conservation concern and the Vulnerable category is assigned, until further research and botanical survey fully clarify the extent and health of this species.