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Photo by Mark E. Olson.

Another plant from National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City from

Author:  Luis G. Hernández Sandoval, 1992
Origin:  Guerero; Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  1,5 Metres
Height:  8 Metres
Flower:  White - Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Nolinaceae family was given this name by Luis Gerardo Hernández Sandoval in 1992. It is found in Guerero in Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to a meter and a half in diameter, the entire plant to four or even six centimetres in height. The flowers are white to pale yellow.

The genera name after Monsieur Beaucarne, a Belgian succulent plant grower who first collected flowers of the genera. The species name honours Patricia Hiriart-Valencia (1947–1991), a Mexican botanist.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Nolinaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.