The caudex can be
rather roughed, and will be party exposed in the wild.
This member of the Nolinaceae
given this name by
Luis Hernández Sandoval
and Sergio Zamudioin 2003.
It is found between the tropical deciduous forest and the subontane
scrub in the Sierra Madre Oriental near Xichú, Guanajuato, the
north-eastern Mexico, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The natural
exposed caudex can grow to 60 centimetres or more.
Its former named after
Shakespeare's monster Caliban and the specific epithet honours:
DNA study by Vanessa Rojas-Piña,
Mark E. Olson, Leonardo O. Alvarado-Cárdenas & Luis E. Eguiarte show
Calibanus is nested within the Beaucarnea.
Uni. of Connecticut list
Calibanus as Agavaceae.
The International Plant Names Index list Nolina as Dracaenaceae.
Missouri Botanical Garden list Nolina as Liliaceae.
Jankalski list Calibanus as Nolinaceae.