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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It was reviewed on 15 August by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by Views View Edit History. Has typical ‘elephant foot’ swollen, ornamental base and has thin, wispy slight recurved leaves- much thinner than other ‘beaucarnia’-like plants.

This page was last edited on 8 Februaryat 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. Visit our people page to see who’s working on this striking group. Back to Beaucarnea index. Views Read Edit View history.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The spreading base with its corky bark of much battered appearance, resembles a giant elephant’s foot. Send a photo of this plant. Contact Submit an Article Advertise. Beaucarnea gracilis Scientific classification Kingdom: A massive individual of Beaucarnea recurvata growing with Bursera ovalifolia and Neobuxbaumia scoparia with Hechtia in the foreground. This image shows one large Beaucarnea at center and a smaller one at right.

Outdoor it needs heavy soil with excellent drainage and circulating dry air. This file is garcilis under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. The leaves grow from the top like a ponytail hence the graciis common name Flowers: Its name “gracilis”, meaning “slender”, is misleading, as its trunk is especially bulbous. 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 graciliw grow up to m in height in the ground but sometime it can reach imposing dimension up to 12 m overall Stem succulent caudex: It typically has a very thick base and several spindly branches with tufts of bluish leaves.

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This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. These grow in San Diego County North gtacilis ‘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.

Ideal Growing in a mediterranean climate it is an extraordinarily beautiful and gracefully unique form. Might look its best in a vase shaped terra cotta pot to allow the leaves to drape downwards.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Beaucarnea gracilis. North America” Elsevier, 08 April It beauccarnea a very tolerant plant that can withstand temperatures of -5 Celsius degrees for short periods, but its exact hardiness is unknown. It grxcilis similar to the common Pony-tail Plant except that it has leaves striped with various colours of white, cream, and several shades of yellow and green. Description Beaucarnea gracilis Puebla. This page was last edited on 8 Februaryat These subfreezing temperatures sometimes extend all the way to the Pacific coast.


The gallery now contains thousands of pictures, however it is possible to do even more. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Send a photo of this plant. As a seedling, B.

Variegated form The variegated form is a very desirable plant but still rare. It is a tough plant. Beaucarnea gracilis in wild, Puebla, Mexico. Growing in the protection of a two-story structure that faces the South East these in our gardens are protected from cold winter winds blowing in from the NW.


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However, the range in size and habitat is striking: It is closely related to the Tree Yuccas and branched like them at the top. The cactus at right is Neobuxbaumia scoparia.

Uncharitably named for the monster in Shakespeare’s The Tempestthis species is widespread in the tropical southern extensions of the Chihuahuan Desert.

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. The trunk becomes extremely large and grows a sparse coverage of short and sparsely branching branches which can grow up to 20—23 feet. On May 12,thistlesifter beauvarnea Vista, CA wrote: One such group is the clade a group of related species made up by the genera Beaucarnea and Calibanuswhich are members of Ruscaceae.

The smallest member of gracills genus, this species usually has its leaves in sessile or nearly sessile rosettes springing directly from a large globular basal stem.

It is also related to the Tree Yuccas and branched like them at the top. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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

Also this one doesnt’ tent to have quite the exaggerated fissured trunk that B stricta has.