Coryphantha vogtherriana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CARYOPHYLLALES CACTACEAE

Scientific Name: Coryphantha vogtherriana
Species Authority: Werderm. & Boed.
Taxonomic Notes: Accepted as a valid taxon by most cactus researchers including Bravo-Hollis and Sanchez Mejorada (1991), Anderson (2001), Arredondo et al. (2001), Dicht and Lüthy A (2003) and Hunt et al. (2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2009-11-18
Assessor(s): Fitz Maurice, B & Fitz Maurice, W.A.
Reviewer(s): Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Wyatt, S.
Justification:
Coryphantha vogtherriana is listed as Least Concern because of its large population size, ability to adapt to modified habitats, and lack of major threats.
History:
2002 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This cactus is found in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, in Cerro de San Pedro municipality.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico (San Luis Potosí)
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Population [top]

Population: This species is uncommon. The population is estimated to consist of more than 10,000 mature individuals.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species grows on calcareous soils in clusters hidden in the grass in forests. The habitat is now an induced grassland as a result of the felling of the Quercus woodland that previously dominated the area. The habitat is locally classified as pastizal inducido (induced grassland; Rzedowski 1978).
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species. Minor threats include erosion, deforestation and trampling by animals pasturing in their habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on CITES Appendix II. This species is legally protected in Mexico by the national list of species at risk of extinction, NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010, where it is listed under category “threatened” (A; SEMARNAT 2010).

 

Bibliography [top]

Anderson, E.F. 2001. The Cactus Family. Timber Press, Portland.

Arredondo G., Sotomayor M., Sánchez B. and Martínez M. 2001. Cactáceas Amenazadas de Extinción del Estado de San Luis Potosí, México. CD ROM. Edit.: INIFAP-CIRNE. Publ. Esp. F-015, San Luis Potosí, México.

Bravo, H. and Sánchez-Mejorada, H. 1991. Las Cactáceas de México. Vol. 2. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, D.F.

Hunt, D. 1999. CITES Cactaceae Checklist, 2nd ed. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and International Organization for Succulent Plant Study (IOS).

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).

Rzedowski, J. 1978. Vegetación de México. Limusa, Mexico. 397 pp.

SEMARNAT. 2010. Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010, Protección ambiental-Especies nativas de México de flora y fauna silvestres-Categorías de riesgo y especificaciones para su inclusión, exclusión o cambio-Lista de especies en riesgo. Diario Oficial de la Federación.


Citation: Fitz Maurice, B & Fitz Maurice, W.A. 2013. Coryphantha vogtherriana. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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