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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.


Echinocereus russanthus

Echinocereus russanthus D. Weniger

Brownspine Hedgehog Cactus, Rusty Hedgehog Cactus, Brownspine Hedgehog, Rusty Hedgehog

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
USDA Symbol: ECRU4

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-1031

Field Data Form: LBJWC-1031.pdf
Collection Date: 2007-05-22
Accession Number: LBJWC-1031
Collection Number: 1031
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
Geog_area: Christmas Mountains
Location: Northwest Christmas Mountains, 65 miles south of Alpine on HWY 118. Ohl.

Latitude: 29.492460
Longitude: -103.458930
Georeference Source: GPS
Altitude: 3893 FT
Elevation in M: 1186

land_owner: Private

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Agave lechuguilla, Fouquieria splendens, Dasylirion leiophyllum, Viguiera stenoloba, Bouteloua ramosa, Bouteloua eriopoda
Slope: 5-20%
Aspect: S, SE
Geology: Volcanic-Rhyolite
Soil Texture: Sand, gravel, rusty red

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 180 plants sampled.
Population Size: 500
Specimen Notes: Manning, P. - Sul Ross State University:In field:3-29-2007

Inventory Data

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