1105.000 Beaucarnea Lem.


Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees, trunks bare, usually enlarged at base; branches apical, few. Leaves concentrated at end of branches; linear, base dilated, margins entire, or minutely serrulate, coriaceous. Inflorescence consisting of panicles, large multi-branched; flowers short-pedicellate and fasciculate in the axils of bracts; pedicels articulated below the small flowers; perianth campanulate, segments distinct. Fruit dry, trigonous, 3-winged, irregularly rupturing at maturity. Seeds trisulcate or trilobate.

Derivation of name: 9 species in Mexico and Central America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Beaucarnea recurvata

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recurvata Lem.Image

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External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Beaucarnea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Beaucarnea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Beaucarnea
Wikipedia: Beaucarnea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Beaucarnea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Beaucarnea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Beaucarnea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1620, retrieved 17 August 2022

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