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Pine Cone Cactus

Pelecyphora strobiliformis (Werderm.) Kreuz.

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Pelecyphora strobiliformis (Pine-cone Cactus) is a herbaceous species of plant in the family cacti, and a succulent plant. It is listed in CITES Appendix I. It has photosynthetic stem leaves. It is a CAM photosynthetic plant.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_I
  • Definition: Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among CITES-listed animals and plants. They are threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research. In these exceptional cases, trade may take place provided it is authorized by the granting of both an import permit and an export permit (or re-export certificate). Article VII of the Convention provides for a number of exemptions to this general prohibition.
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/20244/legal
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  • URI: https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q22283117
  • Definition: Crassulacean acid metabolism. A carbon fixation pathway that evolved in some plants as an adaptation to arid conditions.[1] In a plant using full CAM, the stomata in the leaves remain shut during the day to reduce evapotranspiration, but open at night to collect carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 is stored as the four-carbon acid malate in vacuoles at night, and then in the daytime, the malate is transported to chloroplasts where it is converted back to CO2, which is then used during photosynthesis.
  • Attribution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crassulacean_acid_metabolism
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Pine-cone Cactus