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Sand Dollar Cactus

Astrophytum asterias (Zucc.) Lem.

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Astrophytum asterias (Sand Dollar Cactus) is a species of shrub in the family cacti. It is a succulent plant. It has a self-supporting growth form. Sand Dollar Cactus is listed as vulnerable by IUCN and in CITES Appendix I. It is native to the contiguous United States. It has simple, photosynthetic stem leaves. Sand Dollar Cactus is a photoautotroph.

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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/24757/legal
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Sand Dollar Cactus. View this species on GBIF