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by Joselyn Fenstermacher 2007
SPECIES UNLIKELY TO OCCUR IN THE DEAD HORSE MOUNTAINS
The distribution information used to judge likelihood of occurrence and furnish any relevant comments in the species entries are taken from Turner et al. (2003), unless noted otherwise. These taxa were listed by Amos and Giles (1992), without corresponding voucher collections.
Yucca carnerosana (Trel.) McKelvey. The name has been misapplied to the giant dagger yuccas of the Trans-Pecos, Yucca faxoniana, for a long time. It is a Mexican taxon, occurring well below the Rio Grande according to Powell (1998).
Yucca treculeana Carrière. Appearing similar to Yucca torreyi, this species occurs in south Texas.
Brickellia brachyphylla (A. Gray) A. Gray. Known from the Guadalupe Mountains and in the Texas panhandle.
Brickellia eupatorioides (L.) Shinners var. gracillima (A. Gray) B.L. Turner. Listed as Brickellia leptophylla, it has a central Texas distribution.
Grindelia squarrosa (Pursh) Dunal. From North-central Texas.
Quercus turbinella Greene. Hand-written onto the report (Amos and Giles 1992), this species is known mostly from El Paso and Hudspeth counties, with one recent collection from the Chinati Mountains of Presidio County (TEX 2003).
Centaurium breviflorum (Shinners) B.L. Turner. Listed as Centaurium calycosum var. breviflorum, it is known from south Texas.
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised by parents Ann and Jeff Fenstermacher, with brother Benjamin, in Burke, Virginia. Attended Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia.
Earned a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Science and Policy, concentrating in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology, from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1996.
Recent work includes several positions with the National Park Service in Big Bend National Park, monitoring rare plants and serving as an interpretive Park Ranger. Previous field work in the biological sciences includes endangered forest bird recovery in Hawaii, brown bear behavior in Alaska, urban river management in Georgia, and resource management in Nevada. Other significant work experience includes serving as an outdoor experiential educator in Texas and North Carolina.