Sneed Pincushion cactus (Coryphantha sneedii var. sneedii)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
- States/US Territories in which the Sneed Pincushion cactus is known to or is believed to occur: New Mexico , Texas
- US Counties in which the Sneed Pincushion cactus is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Sneed Pincushion cactus is known to occur:
San Andres National Wildlife Refuge
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|12/07/1979||Southwest Region (Region 2)|
» Federal Register Documents
|11/07/1979||44 FR 64741 64743||Determination that Coryphantha sneedii var. sneedii is an Endangered Species|
|03/29/2010||75 FR 15454 15456||5-Year Status Reviews of 14 Southwestern Species|
|06/16/1976||41 FR 24523 24572||Proposed Endangered Status for 1700 U.S. Plants; 41 FR 24523 24572|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|03/21/1986||Sneed/Lee Pincushion Cactus (2 spp.)||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|03/29/2010||75 FR 15454 15456||5-Year Status Reviews of 14 Southwestern Species||
|08/25/2015||Lee Pincushion Cactus and Sneed Pinchusion Cactus 5-yr review|
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Sneed Pincushion cactus.
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Sneed Pincushion cactus.
» Life History
The cactus is restricted to limestone and grows in cracks on vertical cliffs or ledges in Chihuahuan desert scrub at elevations of 3,900 to 7,700 feet. All Franklin Mountain New Mexico populations of this plant are restricted to Paleozoic Fusselman Dolomite formations of the Silurian Age. Common plant communities associated with the cactus include creosote (Larrea tridentata), Torrey yucca (Yucca torreyi), gramma grasses (Bouteloua spp.), sotol (Dasylirion wheeleri), ocotillo (Foquieria spledens), and lechugilla (Agave lechugilla). Several other cactus species may also be found within the range of Sneedís pincushion cactus.
Flowering occurring March through June, fruiting in May through September.
The species is threatened by various land uses (road and utility corridor construction, urban development, recreation uses, livestock grazing, mining activities, and military activities), over collecting, slow recruitment rate, and drought.
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