Beaucarnea gracilis, the pony tail palm is a caudiciform from Mexico. The leaves are narrow and smooth. In late summer, numerous white flowers arranged in. Oaxacan populations of Beaucarnea recurvata tend to have especially thick Ecological status of Beaucarnea gracilis, an endemic species of the semiarid. One of the pony tail palms although not a palm at all but in the Liliaceae. Type is nr. Tehuacan Pue. Used to be called B. oedipus. Forms caudices to m wide.

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One such group is the clade a beaucarjea of related species made up by the genera Beaucarnea and Calibanuswhich are members of Ruscaceae.

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See all synonyms of Beaucarnea gracilis. As a seedling, B. The gallery now contains thousands of pictures, however it is possible to do even more. Beaucadnea form The variegated form is a very desirable plant but still rare. This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

Mexican Pony Tail Palm, Sotolin

Retrieved from ” https: Outdoor it needs heavy soil with excellent drainage and circulating dry air. It can grow up to m in height in the ground but sometime it can reach imposing dimension up baeucarnea 12 m overall Stem succulent caudex: If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.


In contrast to many other members of the clade, the leaves of B. Uncharitably named for the monster in Shakespeare’s The Tempestthis species is widespread in the tropical southern extensions of the Chihuahuan Desert. The photos here are from a very dense tropical dry forest with very fat but short B. It is a striking member of seasonally dry tropical forests of various parts of Mexico, mostly in the area of the Eastern Sierra Madre.

Back to Beaucarnea index. Like the above species, Calibanus hookeri has a large, globular stem with rosettes of slender, stiff bluish leaves scattered directly over its corrugated surface. This species is the most commonly cultivated member of the clade.

This image also shows the carpet of pink Hechtia that makes walking in these woods difficult. Beaucarnea gracilis is an attractive member of the subfamily Nolinaceae of the family Asparagaceae native to partial-desert areas in Graciilis. Like many Beaucarneasthis species often grows on steep hillsides, in this case with massive columnar cacti and groves of huge cycads.

However, the range in size and habitat is striking: It often grows with cacti, as at lower left, or with the bromeliad Hechtiabelow. Grandtner “Elsevier’s Dictionary of Trees: The flowers are tiny, beaucadnea and white and grow in vast numbers, but only on very old individuals. In many cases, the stems are covered with lichens, mosses, and epiphytic bromeliads and cacti, as at below right.


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Back to Beaucarnea index. North America” Elsevier, 08 April This population is within a well protected patch of tropical dry forest and is remarkable for still having small plants. Beakcarnea the other dryland species of the clade, the bark of B. It typically has a very thick base and several spindly branches with tufts of bluish leaves. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.

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The caudex comprising the bulbous basal part of the trunk and the upper part of the rootstock is enormously swollen, a large part of which is visible above ground. It is also related to the Tree Yuccas and branched like them at the top. Its name “gracilis”, meaning “slender”, is misleading, as its gracjlis is especially bulbous.