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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.


Ferocactus hamatacanthus

Ferocactus hamatacanthus (Muehlenpf.) Britton & Rose

Turk's Head, Turk's Head Cactus, Texas Barrel Cactus, Giant Fishhook Cactus

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
USDA Symbol: FEHA2

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-PM-8

Field Data Form:
Collection Date: 2010-07-02
Accession Number: LBJWC-PM-8
Collection Number: PM-8
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Manning, P., Goff, M., Eason, M., Terry, M.

Location Data

Country: US
Phytoregion_full: Chihuahuan Deserts
State: Texas
County: Presidio
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
Longitude: -104.322060
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 4100 FT
Elevation in M: 1249

Habitat Data

Associated 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
Slope: Variable
Aspect: Variable
Geology: Limestone
Soil Texture: Rocky, gravelly, silty, reddish brown

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: The species is widespread (on property), never occuring
Population Size: 100
Specimen Notes: Eason, M. - LBJWC:In field:9-18-2006

Inventory Data

LBJWC: 10000 seeds
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