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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.


Echinocactus texensis

Echinocactus texensis Hopffer

Horse Crippler, Horse Crippler Cactus, Devil's Head, Chisos Hedgehog Cactus, Chisos Hedgehog

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-1023

Field Data Form: LBJWC-1023.pdf
Collection Date: 2007-05-23
Accession Number: LBJWC-1023
Collection Number: 1023
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Eason, M., Aquilar, H.

Location Data

Country: US
Phytoregion: 31N
Phytoregion_full: Western Gulf Coastal Plain
State: Texas
County: Cameron
Location: Lomas Refuge, common throughout lower areas of Lomas, usually in areas without a dense woody canopy.

Latitude: 25.963880
Longitude: -97.290000
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 10 FT
Elevation in M: 3

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Citharexylum berlandieri, Prosopis glandulosa, Yucca treculeana, Cynanchum barbigerum, Tamaulipa azurea, Batis maritima, Mammillaria heyderi, Echinocereus pentalophus, Opuntia engelmannii, Callisia micrantha, Cissus trifoliata, Lantana urticoides, Rivina humilis, Monanthochloe littoralis, Ibervillea lindheimeri, Acacia rigidula, Maytenus phyllanthoides
Soil Texture: Clay

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 70+ plants sampled.
Population Size: 300
Specimen Notes: Eason, M. - LBJWC:In field:5-23-2007

Inventory Data

MSB: 1000 seeds
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