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Family: NOLINACEAE 

 Calibanus glassianus
 

Photo from Cactus Art.

  
Author:  Luis Hernández Sandoval & Sergio Zamudio 2003
Family:  Nolinaceae
Habitat:  North-Eastern Mexico
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  60 Centimetres or more
Height:  70 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellowish
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Is actually now: Beaucarnea glassiana, Vanessa Rojas-Piña, 2014

The caudex can be rather roughed, and will be party  exposed in the wild. Photo from Cactus Art.

   This member of the Nolinaceae family was given this name by Luis Hernández Sandoval and Sergio Zamudioin 2003. It is found between the tropical deciduous forest and the subontane scrub in the Sierra Madre Oriental near Xichú, Guanajuato, the north-eastern Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The natural exposed caudex can grow to 60 centimetres or more.

Its former named after Shakespeare's monster Caliban and the specific epithet honours: Charles Glass.

DNA study by Vanessa Rojas-Piña, Mark E. Olson, Leonardo O. Alvarado-Cárdenas & Luis E. Eguiarte show Calibanus is nested within the Beaucarnea.

 

Uni. of Connecticut list Calibanus as Agavaceae.
The International Plant Names Index list Nolina as Dracaenaceae.
Missouri Botanical Garden list Nolina as Liliaceae.
Steven Jankalski list Calibanus as Nolinaceae.