Photo by Stan Shebs, Plantlust.com.
Flowering male plant by Mark Dimmitt,
A large plant by Thomas Van Devender,
Ira Loren Wiggins, 1940
Chihuahua, Sonora; NW Mexico
White - Cream-Coloured
dioecious member of the
was given this name by Ira Loren Wiggins in 1940. It is found in Chihuahua and
Sonora in north-western Mexico all the way to the east, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
lots of sun. The stem can grow to 50 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from three to eight metres in height. The flowers are white to
The genera name after P. C.
Nolin, a French agriculturalist and horticultural author. The genera name
The species is named after the locality it first was found in: Matapé
in Sonora, Mexico.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
now part of