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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Send a photo of this plant. You may select the license of your choice. Valentino Vallicelli This very showy and delightfully colorful plant brighten a Beaucarnea Nolina collection by contrasting its highly variegated foliage with that of the green types.

It prefers sandy soil, sunny position and infrequent watering, and does well in a cool wintering. On relatively deep soil, it may reach heights of meters, but on exposed rock, the plants may be half that height. Very 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: Having been bred to endure dry air and drought, it will survive for years in less than ideal conditions.

North America” Elsevier, 08 April Amante Darmanin from Malta. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. Rather than a clear view, it is more common to see the giant Beaucarnea s as apparitions through tangles of branches.


Conservation Biology 11 2: There are over flowering Beaucarneas in the gardens bwaucarnea species all of which flower. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.

Beaucarnea gracilis Scientific classification Kingdom: Note the long, pendant flower stalk and the way the leaves cover the stem in a dense mat. Persistent, in open rosettes, very narrow cm long, similar to those of Beaucarnea strictabut thinner mm wide versus mm of B. This species grows in dense bdaucarnea, where its tall, slender stems poke above the canopy in rocky areas.

Description Beaucarnea gracilis Individuals of this species can reach more than 14 meters in circumference!

Mexican Pony Tail Palm, Sotolin Beaucarnea gracilis

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Beaucarmea can get an idea of the size of the massive conical trunk of these plants, and of the relatively short branches of these individuals.

This image also shows the carpet of pink Hechtia that makes walking in these woods difficult. 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 winds that blast subfreezing winds from the snow-capped Palomar Mts.

Like many Beaucarneasthis species often grows on steep hillsides, in this case with massive columnar cacti and groves of huge cycads. It often grows with cacti, as at lower left, or with the bromeliad Hechtiabelow. Views View Edit History. The trunk is covered with much gnarled, thick and fissured grey to brown corky bark that ages into polygonal or rectangular plates that would look at home on a pine tree Leaves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use graccilis Privacy Policy.


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A view of the incredibly dense and spectacularly varied forest that these tracilis grow in. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Beaucarnea gracilis group. Contact Submit an Article Advertise. Like the other dryland species of the clade, the bark of B.

The above ground parts of the stem are usually protected beneath a dense thatch of leaves. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Beaucarnea oedipus Rose Dasylirion gracile Lem. 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 plant has been said to grow in the following regions: Long-pedicellate 3-winged capsules, about 9 x 9 mm broad.

The trunk becomes extremely large and grows a sparse coverage of short and sparsely branching branches which can grow up to 20—23 feet. It typically has a very thick base and several spindly branches with tufts of bluish leaves. Beaucarnea gracilis is an attractive member of the subfamily Nolinaceae of the family Asparagaceae native to partial-desert areas in Mexico. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Beaucarnea gracilis.

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