Skip to main content

U.S. Forest Service


Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Pediocactus despainii in flower. Pediocactus despainii. Photo by Region 4 Interagency Rare Plant Team.

Pediocactus despainii habitat. Pediocactus despainii habitat. Photo by Region 4 Interagency Rare Plant Team.

Pediocactus despainii range map. Pediocactus despainii range map.

Pediocactus despainii, San Rafael cactus

ESA Status

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

Threats

  • Collection by both private and commercial cactus collectors
  • Habitat disturbance from off-road vehicles, trampling by humans and livestock
  • Mineral exploration and development
  • Vulnerability to stochastic events because of their very small populations

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

More Information