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Family: NOLINACEAE 

 Beaucarnea compacta
 

Photo by Mark E Olson.
The longest branches he have seen.

  
Author:  Luis Hernández Sandoval & Sergio Zamudio 2003
Family:  Nolinaceae
Habitat:  North-Eastern Mexico
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Cream Coloured
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -
This member of the Nolinaceae family was given this name by Luis Hernández Sandoval and Sergio Zamudio in 2003. It is found in the xerophytic scrub in the Sierra Madre Oriental near Atarjea, Guanajuato, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres or more the stems are almost absent, resembling Calibanus, hence the name; compacta.