Coryphantha vogtherriana 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Coryphantha vogtherriana
Species Authority: Werderm. & Boed.
Taxonomic Source(s): Hunt, D., Taylor, N. and Charles, G. (compilers and editors). 2006. The New Cactus Lexicon. dh Books, Milborne Port, UK.
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.
Coryphantha vogtherriana is listed as Least Concern because of its large population size, ability to adapt to modified habitats, and lack of major threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2002 Critically Endangered (CR)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This cactus is found in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, in Cerro de San Pedro municipality.
Countries occurrence:
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.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:

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).

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).


Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
suitability: Unknown season: resident 
4. Grassland -> 4.5. Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
suitability: Unknown season: resident 
1. Land/water protection -> 1.1. Site/area protection
2. Land/water management -> 2.1. Site/area management
2. Land/water management -> 2.3. Habitat & natural process restoration
3. Species management -> 3.4. Ex-situ conservation -> 3.4.1. Captive breeding/artificial propagation
3. Species management -> 3.4. Ex-situ conservation -> 3.4.2. Genome resource bank
4. Education & awareness -> 4.1. Formal education
4. Education & awareness -> 4.3. Awareness & communications
5. Law & policy -> 5.4. Compliance and enforcement -> 5.4.1. International level
5. Law & policy -> 5.4. Compliance and enforcement -> 5.4.2. National level

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:No
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
  Included in international legislation:Yes
  Subject to any international management/trade controls:Yes
2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.3. Livestock farming & ranching -> 2.3.2. Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

5. Biological resource use -> 5.3. Logging & wood harvesting -> 5.3.5. Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Conservation Planning -> 2.1. Species Action/Recovery Plan

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: (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 2013: e.T40823A2934587. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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