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Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center's Seed Bank was established in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) program in concert with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank Program (MSBP). The purpose of the Seed Bank is to collect, conserve, and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in Texas and the United States.

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To request seed from the Wildflower Seed Bank, please contact the Seed Bank Curator.


Hechtia texensis

Hechtia texensis S. Watson

Texas False Agave, Guapilla

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad Family)
USDA Symbol: HETE7

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-1100

Field Data Form: LBJWC-1100.pdf
Collection Date: 2007-09-04
Accession Number: LBJWC-1100
Collection Number: 1100
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Manning, P.

Location Data

Country: US
Phytoregion: 24E
Phytoregion_full: Chihuahuan Deserts
State: Texas
County: Brewster
Location: Mariposa cactus restoration research site, ca. 3 miles W of Terlingua on Hwy. 170, ca. 2/10 mile NW of highway.

Latitude: 29.326720
Longitude: -103.662300
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 3185 FT
Elevation in M: 970

land_owner: Private

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Agave lechuguilla, Ephedra sp., Euphorbia antisyphilitica, Jatropha dioica, Selaginella lepidophylla, Bouteloua ramosa
Slope: 30-40%
Aspect: All
Geology: Limestone with traces of cinnabar
Soil Texture: Silt, clay, white to pinkish

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 50 plants sampled.
Population Size: 500

Inventory Data

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