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Author: Charles Lemaire, 1861
Family:  NOLINACEAE*
Origin:  Tehuacan Valley, Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 Meters
Height:  7 Meters
Flower:  Crème
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Nolina gracilis  Cif. & Giacom, 1950.
Dasylirion
gracile J.F.Macbr. 1918.
Beaucarnea oedipus,
Rose.
Nolina histrix,
Trel.

This member of the Nolinaceae family was first described by Charles Lemaire in 1861. It is found in Tehuacan Valley, Mexico. It preferring well-drained soil with little water and lots of sun. Old plants form a stem up to two and a half meters in diameter. The small flowers are crème coloured.

The genera name after Monsieur Beaucarne, a Belgian succulent plant grower who first collected flowers of the genera. The species name means 'slender' or 'delicate'.

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