John Gilbert Baker, 1872
Medium - Maximum
White - Crème Colour - Pale Yellow
Grass Tree, Oaxacan Tree Nolina
longifolia Karw. ex Schult. f. 1830.
Nolina longifolia Hemsl. 1883.
Nolina parviflora, Hemsl. =
Beaucarnea parviflora, Baker.
Cordyline parviflora, Kunth.
Dasylirion humboldtii, Kunth.
Dracaena parviflora, Willd. ex Schult. & Schult.f.
Nolina altamiranoana, Rose.
Nolina elegans, Rose.
Roulinia humboldtiana, Brongn.
Roulinia karwinskiana, Brongn.
Yucca longifolia, Karw. ex Schult. & Schult.f.
This member of the Nolinaceae
family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1872. It is found in Mexico,
growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of
sun. The caudex can grow to one meter or more in diameter. The stem
which branches out by age can reach a height of three or even four
meters. The flowers are from white over crème colour to pale yellow.
I believe this plant quite
often is sold as
Beaucarnea recurvata. It have longer leaves, but hard
to tell if B. recurvata have been grown too dark.
The genera name after Monsieur
Beaucarne, a Belgian succulent plant grower who first collected
flowers of the genera. The species name reefers to the long leaves.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
now part of