A small plant from Alchetron.com.
A wild flowering plant by Evodia Silva,
Habitat by Jos van Roosbroeck,
Large plants by Steve Whysall,
Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini,
N + C Mexico
Great Desert Spoon, Green
Sotol, Spoon Yucca, Bear Grass
Roulinia gracilis, Brongn. 1840.
Roulinia acrotricha, Brongn. 1840.
Bonapartea gracilis, Sweet
Dasylirion gracile, Zucc.
Dasylirion graminifolium, S.Watson
Dasylirion robustum, Gorl. ex Trel.
This member of the
was given this name by Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1840. It is found in northern
and central Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
lots of sun. The stem can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 180 centimetres in height. The flowers are cream-coloured.
The genera name
comes from the Greek words dasys, meaning 'dense' , 'rough' or
'shaggy', and lirion meaning 'lily' in reference to the rough
leaves of some species. The specific name means; 'a pedestal placed on a
pediment to support a statue or other ornamentation', which describe the
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
now part of