ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS:
Cape Sable thoroughwort: Endangered
Florida semaphore cactus: Endangered
Aboriginal prickly apple: Endangered

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 2013

CRITICAL HABITAT:
Cape Sable thoroughwort: 10,968 acres designated in 2014
Florida semaphore cactus: 4,411 acres designated in 2016
Aboriginal prickly apple: 3,444 acres designated in 2016

RECOVERY PLAN: None

RANGE: Various areas of Florida; see specific plants’ natural history sections for details regarding each species

THREATS: All three plants are significantly threatened by sea-level rise and habitat destruction; see specific natural history section for details regarding each species

POPULATION TREND: All three plants’ populations are in decline. See specific natural history section for details regarding each species.

 

Florida semaphore cactus photo © Keith A. Bradley