Coryphantha vogtherriana 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Coryphantha vogtherriana 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: 2017
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:

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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Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

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


Amended [top]

Amended reason: The species distribution map has been included.

Citation: Fitz Maurice, B & Fitz Maurice, W.A. 2017. Coryphantha vogtherriana (amended version of 2013 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T40823A121436643. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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