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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Ferocactus hamatacanthus (Muehlenpf.) Britton & Rose
Turk's Head, Turk's Head Cactus, Texas Barrel Cactus, Giant Fishhook CactusCactaceae (Cactus Family)
USDA Symbol: FEHA2
Accession Number: LBJWC-PM-8Field Data Form:
Collection Date: 2010-07-02
Accession Number: LBJWC-PM-8
Collection Number: PM-8
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Manning, P., Goff, M., Eason, M., Terry, M.
Location DataCountry: US
Phytoregion_full: Chihuahuan Deserts
Location: Cibollo Creek Ranch, southeast of headquarters ca 0.7 mile. On hills above a steep limestone roadcut on east side of road and continuing along ridge into granitic mountains. Latitude: 29.856380
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84 Altitude: 4100 FT
Elevation in M: 1249
Habitat DataAssociated Taxa: Bouteloua ramosa, Bouteloua curtipendula, Parthenium incanum, Fouquieria splendens, Agave lechuguilla, Dasylirion leiophyllum, Dalea formosa, Opuntia sp., Acacia neovernicosa, Acacia greggii, Mammillaria heyderi, Escobaria tuberculosa, Euphorbia antisyphilitica, Ariocarpus fissuratus, Echinocactus horizonthalonius
Soil Texture: Rocky, gravelly, silty, reddish brown
Collection DataPlants Sampled: The species is widespread (on property), never occuring
Population Size: 100
Specimen Notes: Eason, M. - LBJWC:In field:9-18-2006