Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Mexico

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Southwestern Texas.

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Physical Description

Type Information

Isotype for Gaura macrocarpa Rothr.
Catalog Number: US 59209
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): C. Wright
Year Collected: 1851
Locality: New Mexico, United States, North America
  • Isotype: Rothrock, J. T. 1864. Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 6: 353.
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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Sandy flats (Correll and Johnston 1970).

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Mexico

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable

Reasons: Gaura macrocarpa has been reported from western Texas, where it can be local but is not uncommon (Powell 1998), and from Mexico (Chihuahua).

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