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Family: NOLINACEAE 

 Beaucarnea stricta
 

Photo by Mark E. Olson.

  
Author:  Charles Lemaire 1861
Family:  Nolinaceae
Habitat:  Central Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3,5 metres
Height:  5 metres
Flower:  Crème - Maroon
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Ponytail Palm, Bottle Palm
Synonyms:  Tropicos: Beaucarnea purpusii, Joseph Nelson Rose 1906

Flower photo by PalmBob:

   This member of the Nolinaceae family was given this name by Charles Lemaire in 1861. It is found in the central Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow up to three and a half meter in diameter and reach five meters in height. The flowers are from crème coloured to maroon.

                      

                                                       Photo from Zelene Listy.           I did see a lot of wild plants in Mexico, but this one is from a botanical garden!