University of Texas Herbarium
Catalog #: TEX00464791
Taxon: Cenchrus spinifex Cav.
Family: Poaceae
Determiner: B. L. Turner (TEX), 2014
Collector: W. R. Carr   31455   
Date: 21 August 2012
Locality: United States, TEXAS, Presidio, Ca. 3.0 airmiles WSW of jct. US Rt. 90 and St. Rt. 17 in downtown Marfa. SW part of Mimms Ranch (Dixon Water Foundation). Marfa Quadrangle. Elev. 4820 ft.
30.3209  -104.068817
Verbatim Coordinates: 30d 19.254m N; 104d 4.129m
Habitat and Description: In herbaceous vegetation on sandy to silty loam on gentle slope on very gently rolling landscape underlain by a mix of Perdiz Conglomerate (a fanglomerate of variable composition) and Quaternary alluvium. Associates included Acacia angustissima, A. constricta, Aphanostephus ramosissimus, Aristida adscencionis, A. ternipes, Cenchrus spinifex, Commelina erecta, Condalia ericoides, Croton pottsii, Dalea nana, Digitaria californica, Enneapogon desvauxii, Ephedra trifurca, Eriogonum annuum, Gaillardia pinnatifida, Gaura sp., Hoffmannseggia drepanocarpa, Hymenopappus flavescens, Ipomopsis longiflora, Machaeranthera tanacetifolia, Panicum hallii, Perityle vaseyi, Physaria fendleri, Pomaria jamesii, Portulaca suffrutescens, Psilostrophe tagetina, Rhynchosia senna, Setaria leucopila, Sphaeralcea coccinea, Talinum angustissimum, Tetraclea coulteri, Tradescantia occidentalis, Verbesina encelioides, Yucca sp. Rare.
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Record Id: 2ef379d6-0d47-49db-a5da-436607265cae
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