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Collection Details

Species: Cenchrus spinifex Cav.

Poaceae Cenchrus spinifex Cav.
Rebecca K. Swadek 730

Collection Date: 28 September 2011
Determined By: Rebecca K. Swadek
Determination Date: unknown
Institution: BRIT


Continent: North America

Country: United States of America

Region: Texas

Subregion: Tarrant County

Closest Town: Fort Worth

Locality Description: Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. Prairie East of Confederate Park Road/FM 1886 near Gate House.

DD Latitude: 32.8267

DD Longitude: -97.4762


Habitat Description: On old canyon road on eroding hillslope near Paluxy Sand contact. Growing with Yucca pallida, Echinacea angustifola, Gaillardia aestivalis, Stillingia texana, Bouteloua pectinata, and Quercus buckleyi.

Soil Description: Walnut Formation. Near Paluxy Sand contact. Calcareous clay loam.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: 8-40 spines, at base, down pointing.

Other Data

Research Site: Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Project: Flora of the Walnut Formation