Townshend Stith Brandegee, 1890
be: Dasylirion beldingii, S. Franceschi, 1894.
Nolina beldingii var. deserticola, Trel.
member of the Nolinaceae family was first described by Townshend
Stith Brandegee in 1890. It is found in the southern part of California and in
Mexico, growing up to 2000 meters height. Prefer well-drained soil with
little water and lots of sun. Old plants form a stem up to two meters or
some claim; six metres
height. The small flowers are crème.
The genera name after P. C.
Nolin, a French agriculturalist and horticultural author. The
species name after Lyman Belding, 1829-1917, an US-American whaler,
birder and ornithologist.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
now part of