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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.


Cordia boissieri

Cordia boissieri A. DC.

Mexican Olive, Texas Wild Olive, Anacahuita, Anacahuite

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
USDA Symbol: COBO2

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-1046

Field Data Form: LBJWC-1046.pdf
Collection Date: 2007-06-14
Accession Number: LBJWC-1046
Collection Number: 1046
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Eason, M., Terry, J., Castillo, M.

Location Data

Country: US
Phytoregion: 30N
Phytoregion_full: Southern Texas Plains
State: Texas
County: Starr
Location: Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge. La Puerta Tract. Population found in SW corner of property, in area under powerlines, although widespread throughout 2,000 acres.

Latitude: 26.344760
Longitude: -98.731930
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 181 FT
Elevation in M: 55

land_owner: FWS

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Opuntia engelmannii, Yucca treculeana, Menodora longiflora, Manfreda sileri, Acourtia runcinata, Macrosiphonia lanuginosa, Hymenopappus scabiosaeus, Cylindropuntia leptocaulis, Echinocereus enneacanthus, Ephedra antisyphilitica, Jatropha dioica, Eysenhardtia texana, Hibiscus martianus, Parkinsonia texana, Karwinskia humboldtiana, Ziziphus obtusifolia, Guajacum angustifolium
Geology: Limestone
Soil Texture: Sandy, silt,

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 250+ plants sampled.
Population Size: 500

Inventory Data

MSB: 10000 seeds
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