University of Texas Herbarium
Catalog #: TEX00456344
Taxon: Varilla texana Gray
Family: Asteraceae
Determiner: B.L. Turner (TEX), 2011
Collector: W.R. Carr & Debbie Benesh   26154   
Date: 25 July 2007
Locality: United States, TEXAS, Starr, E edge of Las Estrellas Preserve, just inside gate on W side of R. M. 3167 ca. 7.5-7.6 roadmiles N of jct. US Rt. 83 (at west edge of Rio Grande City).
26.475972  -98.869194
Verbatim Coordinates: 26d 28m 33.5s N; 98d 52m 9.1s
Habitat and Description: With Hilaria belangeri in low-stature vegetation among stunted mesquite on deep saline clay (Catarina Series) on flats below gravelly hills underlain by Catahoula and Frio formations. Associates include Amoreuxia wrightii, Billieturnera helleri, Bouteloua trifida, Castela erecta, Hilaria belangeri, Jatropha cathartica, J. dioica, Opuntia leptocaulis, O. lindheimeri, Pennisetum ciliare, Prosopis glandulosa, Setaria macrostachya, Sporobolus pyramidatus, S. wrightii. Locally abundant.
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Record Id: c4cf2173-3fd5-446e-b340-c20c9dc87b46
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: George Yatskievych (
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