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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Thick tufts of leaves of up to 3. North America” Elsevier, 08 April We are, of course, seeking photos of species not yet shown in the gallery but not only that, we are also looking for better pictures than those already present. The branches may die back to the base, leading to strange-looking individuals such as the one being sampled by Alan and Jessica, below.

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Might look its best in a vase shaped terra cotta pot to allow beaucarnae leaves to drape downwards. There are 5 of these growing in patio atrium.

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Like the above species, Calibanus hookeri has a large, globular stem with rosettes of slender, stiff bluish leaves scattered directly over its corrugated surface.

Conservation Biology 11 2: You can get an idea of the size of the massive conical trunk of these plants, and of the relatively short branches of these individuals. A massive individual of Beaucarnea recurvata growing with Bursera ovalifolia and Neobuxbaumia scoparia with Hechtia in the foreground.


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Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden. This page was last edited on 8 Februaryat The following other wikis use this file: Description Beaucarnea gracilis It is more or less circular in cross-section, with variously shaped and irregularly contorted vertical stems.

The individuals in this population are often 10 meters in circumference and about the same height!

Beaucarnea gracilis Scientific classification Kingdom: Also this one doesnt’ tent to have quite the exaggerated fissured trunk that B stricta has. These grow in San Diego County North seven ‘Crow miles’ from the Beaaucarnea Pacific and experience cool gentle winds from the Seaunlike the NW winter winds that blast subfreezing winds from the snow-capped Palomar Mts.

The following 2 pages uses this file: It is a very tolerant plant that can withstand temperatures of -5 Celsius degrees for short periods, but its exact hardiness is unknown.

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This species grows on very hot, rocky hillsides in lowland dry tropical forest of the interior of Mexico. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

A view of the incredibly dense and spectacularly varied forest that these plants grow in. Persistent, in open rosettes, very narrow cm long, similar to those of Beaucarnea strictabut thinner grqcilis wide versus mm of B. That remarkable novelties continue to come to light in Mexico is illustrative of the richness of its flora. The bark of C. Back to Dracaenaceae index.

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Outdoor it needs heavy soil with excellent drainage and circulating dry air. However, the range in size and habitat is striking: Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars besucarnea plants belonging to the Beaucarnea gracilis group.

It often grows with cacti, as at lower left, or with the bromeliad Hechtiabelow.

This image was taken toward the end of the dry season. I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following licenses:. The gallery now contains thousands of pictures, however it is possible to do even more.

See all synonyms of Beaucarnea gracilis. 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.

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, it is related to the well-known graciils plant Nolina recurvatait has bark that would look at home on a pine tree.

This species grows in dense woods, where its tall, slender stems poke above the canopy in rocky areas.