University of Texas Herbarium
Catalog #: TEX00454560
Taxon: Cenchrus spinifex Cav.
Family: Poaceae
Determiner: W. R. Carr, 2002; ! B. L. Turner, 2011
Collector: W. R. Carr with Mary Candee   20968   
Date: 17 May 2002
Locality: United States, Texas, WILSON, Ca. 0.9-1.1 airmiles S to SSE of St. Rt. 97 bridge over San Antonio River; N and E of quarry pit at Rancho de las Cabras NHS. [Flora of San Antonio Missions NHP.]. Elev. 400 - 410 ft.
29.095556  -98.166667
Verbatim Coordinates: 29d 5m 44s N; 98d 9m 60s
Habitat and Description: Occasional among shrubs in thorn shrubland on friable, moderately alkaline, calcareous sandy clay loam (Colibro Series) on slope with occasional exposures of yellow-brown sandstone of Weches Formation. Woody associates include Acacia greggii, A. rigidula, Aloysia gratissima, Baccharis texana, Berberis trifoliolata, Celtis pallida, C. reticulata, Colubrina texensis, Condalia hookeri, Diospyros texana, Eysenhardtia texana, Ferocactus setispinus, Forestiera angustifolia, Guaiacum angustifolium, Jatropha dioica, Lycium berlandieri, Opuntia lindheimeri, O. leptocaulis, Prosopis glandulosa, Ptelea trifoliata, Salvia ballotiflora, Schaefferia cuneifolia, Sideroxylon lanuginosum, Wedelia texana, Yucca constricta, Y. treculeana, Ziziphus obtusifolius. NPS accession no. SAAN-00304, NPS catalog no. 20163.
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Record Id: 53f1f64c-f87b-443c-841d-0d469bc8a0c1
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