University of Texas Herbarium
Catalog #: TEX00288976
Taxon: Cyperus grayoides Mohlenbrock
Family: Cyperaceae
Determiner: B. L. Turner
Collector: Steve L. Orzell and Edwin L. Bridges   8232   
Date: 23 August 1988
Locality: United States, Texas, Newton, Xeric sand ridge on Big Cow Creek floodplain, along US 190, just W of bridge over Big Cow Creek, ca. 2.1 mi W of int. TX 87 at Newton, Newton West 7.5' Quad., Big Cow Creek Xeric Hammock. Elev. 160 - 170 ft.
30.852778  -93.797778
Verbatim Coordinates: 30d 51m 10s N; 93d 47m 52s
Habitat and Description: Xeric sand ridge. Geology - Beaumont Formation (Pleistocene). Soils - Bienville-Alaga. Canopy dominated by stunted Magnolia grandiflora, Persea borbonia, and Quercus laurifolia, with a patchy dense shrub layer of Callicarpa americana, Ilex vomitoria, Bumelia lanuginosa, Vaccinium arboreum, Forestiera ligustrina, and Chionanthus virginicus. Herbaceous associates include Bulbostylis ciliatifolia, Eriogonum multiflorum, Polanisia erosa, and Trichostema setaceum. Specimens appear contaminated with C. globosus.
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Record Id: 08a53a98-90b5-4178-aadd-953d5ee7fcfa
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