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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The leaves grow from the top like a ponytail hence the popular common name Beaucaenea Transferred from Flickr via Flickr2Commons. This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: Beaucarnea gracilis is an attractive member of the subfamily Nolinaceae of the family Asparagaceae native to partial-desert areas in Mexico.
This population is within a well protected patch of tropical dry forest and is remarkable for still having small plants. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.
Because of its extreme drought tolerance, it makes a great container plant for light shade to full sun, or is an excellent foliage accent in a dry garden in warm regions.
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. Long-pedicellate 3-winged capsules, about 9 x 9 mm broad. The gallery now contains thousands of pictures, however it is possible to do even more. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Beaucarnea gracilis.
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Mexican Pony Tail Palm, Sotolin Beaucarnea gracilis
Visit our people page to see who’s working on this striking beaycarnea. Variegated form The variegated form is a very desirable plant but still rare. Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Beaucarnea gracilis group. The following 2 pages uses this file: However, the range in size and habitat is striking: Note the long, pendant flower stalk and the way the leaves cover beaucarnez stem in a dense mat.
In habitat, this forms a ground rosette of over 3 feet in diameter. It is a small tree or large shrublike succulent species with many slender, curving vertical stems, that emerge from a large beautiful globose woody base. 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. That remarkable novelties continue to come to light in Mexico is illustrative of the richness of its flora.
A view of the incredibly dense and spectacularly varied forest that these plants grow in. 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.
Looks a lot like Beaucxrnea stricta, but has a much thicker head of slightly thinner leaves that droop a bit B stricta leaves don’t droop at all are are wider. Grandtner “Elsevier’s Dictionary of Trees: It is a very tolerant plant that can withstand temperatures of -5 Celsius degrees for short periods, but its exact hardiness is unknown.
It is having a hard time in the wild, since too many people are digging up the small plants to use them as ornamentals. Graciljs are over flowering Beaucarneas in the gardens 5 species all of which flower.
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We moved them here 30 years ago. The spreading base with its corky bark of much battered appearance, resembles a giant elephant’s foot.
These grow in San Diego County North seven ‘Crow miles’ from the Eastern Pacific and experience cool gentle winds from the Seaunlike the NW winter graciljs that blast subfreezing winds from the snow-capped Palomar Mts. Because they are so avidly removed by collectors and nurserymen, it is very rare to find Beaucarnea populations that still have small individuals. Post a comment about this plant. The leaves of beaucarnex species are broader than those of B.
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Beaucarnea gracilis Lem. — The Plant List
Having been bred to endure dry air and drought, it will survive for years in less than ideal conditions. Back to Dracaenaceae index. Ongoing phylogenetic studies will reveal valuable information regarding the relationships within this remarkably varied clade. It needs moderate water when actively growing, little water the rest of the time, if established. To offer a contrast to these groups, thus hopefully ensuring the generality beaucranea our work, we have selected groups with beaucarna stem constructions.
This image shows one large Beaucarnea at center and a smaller one at right. Like many Beaucarneasthis species often grows on steep hillsides, in this case with massive columnar cacti and groves of huge cycads.
On May 12,thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote: You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that garcilis the licensor endorses you or your use. Summary [ edit ] Description Beaucarnea gracilis Major references and further lectures 1 James Cullen, Sabina G. This page was last edited on 21 Marchat Beaucarnea gracilis is a small dioecious tree or large shrublike succulent species with many slender, curving vertical stems, that emerge from a large beautiful globose woody base, it is related to the well-known ponytail plant Nolina recurvata.
On relatively deep soil, it may reach heights of meters, but on exposed rock, the plants may be half that height. Having been bred to endure dry air and drought, it will survive for years in less than ideal conditions.