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Texas Grease Bush (Glossopetalon texense)

Forsellesia texensis flowers and branch detail. Photo Credit: Jackie Poole, TPWD
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Crossosomataceae
  • State: TX
  • Nature Serve ID: 145002
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 06/25/2002

Where is Texas Grease Bush (Glossopetalon texense) located in the wild?


transition live oak/juniper to cenizo scrub, mixed scrub



States & Provinces:

Texas Grease Bush can be found in Texas

Which CPC Partners conserve Texas Grease Bush (Glossopetalon texense)?

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Conservation Actions

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

A Texas endemic with only 3 known occurrences. Last seen in 1967.

  • 01/01/2010


  • 01/01/2010

< 5 populations with unknown number of individuals, not collected recently

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Taxon Glossopetalon texense
Authority H. St. John
Family Crossosomataceae
CPC Number 1937
ITIS 502809
Common Names Texas Greasebush
Associated Scientific Names Forsellesia texensis | Glossopetalon texense
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Texas S1
Ecological Relationships


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