CPC Plant Profile: Peebles' Navajo Cactus
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Peebles' Navajo Cactus (Pediocactus peeblesianus ssp. peeblesianus)

  • Global Rank: T1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • State: AZ
  • Nature Serve ID: 156821
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 01/01/1985

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Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Endemic to a small area in Arizona, where it is restricted to a specific, gravelly soil type. Gravel quarrying has destroyed as much as one-fourth of the potential habitat in the area. There may be less than 1000 individuals left in the wild, and these are sought by collectors and threatened by off-road vehicle use, urban development, continued gravel pit mining operations, grazing, climate change (drought), and possibly new energy development such as wind energy.

  • 01/01/2010

heavy rodent predation during dry years

  • 01/01/2010

restricted to specialized and localized soils in Navajo County, Arizona

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Taxon Pediocactus peeblesianus ssp. peeblesianus
Authority (Croizat) L.D. Benson
Family Cactaceae
CPC Number 3136
ITIS 912984
Common Names Peebles Navajo Cactus | Navajo pincushion cactus
Associated Scientific Names Pediocactus peeblesianus var. peeblesianus | Pediocactus peeblesianus ssp. peeblesianus | Pediocactus peeblesianus var. maianus | Pediocactus peeblesianus
State Rank
State State Rank
Arizona S1

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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