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The flower by Tom Lebsack,

Author: Sereno Watson, 1885
Origin:  Texas; US, Northern Mexico
Soil:  Limestone - Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  18 Centimetres
Height:  80 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Offsets
Names:  Texas False Agave, Big Bend Hechtia
Synonyms:  Hechtia scariosa, L.B. Sm.

This member of the Bromeliaceae family was given this name by Sereno Watson in 1885. It is found in Texas and northern Mexico. It grows in limestone or an other well drained soil with little water and some to lots of sun. The caudex van grow to 18 centimetres, the whole plant up to 80 centimetres. The tiny flowers are white.

The genera name after J. H. G. Hecht, ?-1837, a German State Council. The species name after the state it is found in.