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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Views View Edit History. One such group is the clade a group of related species garcilis up by the genera Beaucarnea and Calibanuswhich are members of Ruscaceae.

The trunk is covered with thick grey to brown bark that ages into polygonal or rectangular plates. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

It is a striking member of seasonally dry tropical forests of various parts of Mexico, mostly in the area of the Eastern Sierra Madre. It is a tough plant. This clade forms part of the thesis project of Vanessa Rojas, below right.

beaucqrnea These grow in San Diego County North seven ‘Crow miles’ from beuacarnea Eastern Pacific and experience cool gentle winds from the Seaunlike the NW winter winds that blast subfreezing graculis from the snow-capped Palomar Mts. The above ground parts of the stem are usually protected beneath a dense thatch of leaves.

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This image was originally posted to Flickr by amantedar at https: 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. This image shows one large Beaucarnea at center and a smaller one at right. It is a tough plant. Beaucarnea gracilis Scientific classification Kingdom: The branches may die back to the base, leading to strange-looking individuals such as the one being sampled by Alan and Jessica, below.

On May 12,thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote: Summary [ edit ] Description Beaucarnea gracilis Puebla.

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We are, of course, beaucarnez photos of species not yet shown in the gallery but not only that, we are also looking for better pictures than those already present. It needs moderate water when actively growing, little water the rest of the time, if established.

The species is dioecious there are male and female plantsflowers every year.

The leaves of this species are broader than those of B. 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. Individuals of this species can reach more than 14 meters in circumference! On relatively deep soil, it may reach heights of meters, but on exposed rock, the plants may be half that height.

Uncharitably named for the monster in Shakespeare’s The Tempestthis species is widespread in the tropical southern extensions of the Chihuahuan Desert. It needs moderate water when actively growing, little water the rest of the time, if established.


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The other species known from the genus CalibanusC. Back to Dracaenaceae index. Ongoing phylogenetic studies will reveal valuable information regarding the relationships within this remarkably varied clade.

Graclis narrow, grassy, stiff, with smooth grooves and nearly smooth margins, nearly flat, green to bluish-green, leaves grow from the top like a ponytail hence the popular common name Flowers: This species can grow beaucarna vertical rock faces, as at left, or lend a surreal effect to dense woods on flat ground, as below.

Beaucarnea gracilis

This species was described in the early 90s, despite growing in an area that is relatively well known floristically. Major bfaucarnea and further lectures 1 James Cullen, Sabina G. We moved them here 30 years ago. Post a comment about this plant. This species grows in dense woods, where its tall, slender stems poke above the canopy in rocky areas.

This species is the most commonly cultivated member of the clade.

There are 5 of these growing in patio atrium. It is closely related to the Tree Yuccas and branched like them at the top.