Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Coryphantha robustispina var. robustispina, Pima pineapple cactus.
Coryphantha robustispina var. robustispina. Photo by Tricia Roller in Arizona Rare Plant Field Guide, 2001.

Coryphantha robustispina var. robustispina habitat.
Sonoran desert scrub vegetation on the Coronado National Forest, Arizona, is typical habitat for Pima pineapple cactus. Photo by Peter Warren in Arizona Rare Plant Field Guide, 2001.

Coryphantha robustispina var. robustispina range map.
Coryphantha robustispina var. robustispina range map.

Coryphantha robustispina var. robustispina, Pima pineapple cactus

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.

  • Listed as: Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina
  • PLANTS Database Name: Coryphantha robustispina var. robustispina
  • Listed Endangered 1993 (PDF, 2.0 MB)

Threats

  • Habitat loss and fragmentation from construction on private lands associated with a rapidly growing human population
  • Introduction of non-native species: Up to 75 percent of Pima pineapple cactus habitat has been significantly altered by the introduction of Lehmann lovegrass, an aggressive exotic introduced to provide cattle forage and soil stabilization
  • Effects of overgrazing by livestock, including erosion, and changes in hydrology and microclimate
  • Collection for horticulture

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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