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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.


Quincula lobata

Quincula lobata (Torr.) Raf.

Purple Groundcherry, Chinese Lantern, Purple Ground Cherry

Solanaceae (Potato Family)
USDA Symbol: QULO2

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-1009

Field Data Form: LBJWC-1009.pdf
Collection Date: 2007-04-05
Accession Number: LBJWC-1009
Collection Number: 1009
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Strong, A.

Location Data

Country: US
Phytoregion: 31E
Phytoregion_full: Southern Texas Plains
State: Texas
County: Starr
Location: Leonides Alvarez Ranch

Latitude: 26.476080
Longitude: -98.861580
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: NAD83

Altitude: 90 FT
Elevation in M: 27

land_owner: Private

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Bouteloua trifida, Thymophylla pentachaeta, Varilla texana, Opuntia leptocaulis, Opuntia engelmannii, Prosopis glandulosa, Prosopis reptans
Slope: <5
Aspect: Various
Geology: Pliocene
Soil Texture: Clay, sand, light tan

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 215 plants sampled.
Population Size: 1500
Specimen Notes: Lott, E. :From pressed specimen on another date.:4-7-2007

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