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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A massive individual of Beaucarnea recurvata growing with Bursera ovalifolia and Neobuxbaumia scoparia with Hechtia in the foreground. The species is dioecious there are male and female plantsflowers every year. 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.

Beaucarnea gracilis

Like many Beaucarneasthis species often grows on steep hillsides, in this case with massive columnar cacti and groves of huge cycads. There are 5 of these growing in patio atrium. You may select the license of your choice. Contact Submit an Article Advertise. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Beauxarnea and Privacy Policy.

It can stay in the same pot for a number of years since it prefers to be a bit rootbound. Send a photo of this plant. Post a comment about this plant.

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See all synonyms of Beaucarnea gracilis. Summary [ edit ] Description Beaucarnea gracilis Puebla. 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. Might look its best in a vase shaped terra cotta pot to allow the leaves to drape downwards.


You can see the Hechtia leaves curled from the long drought and other plants leafing out in anticipation of the rains. Each flower shortly stalked and slightly fragrant.

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It is remarkable for being highly branched, often with many stout trunks and a relatively slender base. This image was heaucarnea posted to Flickr by amantedar at https: Because they are so avidly removed by collectors and nurserymen, it is very rare to find Beaucarnea populations that still have small individuals.

It can stay in the same pot for a number of years since it prefers to be a bit rootbound. Thick tufts of leaves of up to 3. North America” Elsevier, 08 April Wikimedia Commons has media related to Beaucarnea gracilis. In contrast to many other members of the clade, the leaves of B. It often grows with cacti, as at lower left, or with the bromeliad Hechtiabelow. None of them have flowered yet.

This image shows one large Beaucarnea at center and a smaller one at right. It is also related to the Tree Yuccas and branched beaudarnea them at the top.

This population of Beaucarnia goldmanii was growing in dense dry tropical forest on a steep limestone slope. The branches may die back to the base, leading to strange-looking individuals such as the one being sampled by Alan and Jessica, below. Send a photo of this plant.


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Views View Edit History. It is a striking member of seasonally dry tropical forests of various parts of Mexico, mostly in the area of the Eastern Sierra Madre. Retrieved from ” https: Visit our people page to see who’s working on this striking group. The species is dioecious there are male and female plantsflowers every year.

It is a relativaly small species, and has much thinner bark than most of the other species. The individuals in this population are often 10 meters in circumference and about the same height!

This page was last edited on 8 Februaryat The cactus at right is Neobuxbaumia scoparia. 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 Beauxarnea Mts.

This image also shows the carpet of pink Hechtia that makes walking in these woods difficult. The graciliss of C. Fairly large individuals are shown in the two photos at left. See all synonyms of Beaucarnea gracilis. It is a tough plant. The above ground parts of the stem are usually protected beneath a dense thatch of leaves. The trunk is covered with thick grey to brown bark that beaucwrnea into polygonal or rectangular plates.