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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 dasyacanthus

Echinocereus dasyacanthus Engelm.

Texas Rainbow Cactus, Spiny Hedgehog Cactus, Spiny Hedgehog, Golden Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus, Golden Rainbow Hedgehog, Yellow Pitaya

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-1040

Field Data Form: LBJWC-1040.pdf
Collection Date: 2007-06-05
Accession Number: LBJWC-1040
Collection Number: 1040
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 protion of Christmas Mountains, approximately 65 miles south Alpine, off Highway 118.

Latitude: 29.484400
Longitude: -103.465630
Georeference Source: GPS
Altitude: 3974 FT
Elevation in M: 1211

land_owner: Private

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Larrea tridentata, Bouteloua eriopoda, Dasylirion leiophyllum, Acacia constricta, Krameria sp.
Slope: 0-5%
Aspect: Various
Geology: Mostly volcanic, sedementary interspersed, rhyolite.
Soil Texture: Sand and clay, reddish beige.

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 100 plants sampled.
Population Size: 400

Inventory Data

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