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Acharagma aguirreanum 01

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cacteae
Genus: Acharagma
Species: Acharagma aguirreanum

Acharagma aguirreanum (Glass & R.A.Foster) Glass (1997)

Gymnocactus aguirreanus Glass & R.A.Foster in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 44(2): 80. 1972 syn. sec. Hernández & Gómez-Hinostrosa 2011
Thelocactus aguirreanus (Glass & R.A.Foster) Bravo in Cact. Suc. Mex. 25: 65. 1980 syn. sec. Hernández & Gómez-Hinostrosa 2011
Escobaria aguirreana (Glass & R.A.Foster) N.P.Taylor in Kakteen And. Sukk. 34: 185. 1983 syn. sec. Hernández & Gómez-Hinostrosa 2011


The gender of genus name is neuter, hence the spelling "aguirreanum", not "aguirreana".
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico (Coahuila).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Glass, C.E. 1998, publ. 1997. Guía Identific. Cact. Amenazadas México 1: Ac/ag.

Additional references

Korotkova, N., Aquino, D., Arias, S., Eggli, U., Franck, A. , Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Guerrero, P.C., Hernández, H.M., Kohlbecker, A., Köhler, M., Luther, K., Majure, L.C., Müller, A., Metzing, D., Nyffeler, R., Sánchez, D., Schlumpberger, B. & Berendsohn, W.G. 2021. Cactaceae at Caryophyllales. org–a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. Willdenowia 51(2): 251–270. DOI: 10.3372/wi.51.51208 Open access Reference page.


Korotkova, N. et al. 2021. Acharagma aguirreanum in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Nov 12. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acharagma aguirreanum. Published online. Accessed: Jul 14 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Acharagma aguirreanum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Jul. 14. Reference page. 2019. Acharagma aguirreanum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 14 Jul 2019.
IUCN: Acharagma aguirreanum (Glass & R.A.Foster) Glass (Critically Endangered)

Vernacular names

Acharagma aguirreanum is a critically endangered microendemic cactus. It has a range of about one square kilometer in the calcareous semi-desert of the Sierra de la Paila in Coahuila, Mexico. Its population is estimated at less than 1000 individuals. Its only major threat is illegal collecting.

Anderson, E.F.; Fitz Maurice, B.; Fitz Maurice, W.A. (2002). "Acharagma aguirreanum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2002: e.T40966A48029004.

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