IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This widespread southern Neotropical cactus is found in western Paraba, eastern and central-southern Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, northwestern, northern and eastern Bahia, northeastern and central-southern Minas Gerais and Esprito Santo (Brazil); in semi-humid forests of extra-Amazonian Brazil; in the Atlantic drainage eastwards of the Andes (Peru - only in Cuzco -, Bolivia, northern Argentina, Paraguay). It has become naturalized in some areas where it has been introduced, such as in Florida (USA). It occurs at elevations of 0 to 1,000 m asl.


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