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Photo by Mark E Olson.
The longest branches he have seen!

Photo by Michael Bechtold.

Author:  L.H. Sandoval & S. Zamudio, 2003
Origin:  North-Eastern Mexico
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Cream Coloured
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Nolinaceae family was given this name by Luis Hernández Sandoval and Sergio Zamudio in 2003. It is found in the xerophytic scrub in the Sierra Madre Oriental near Atarjea, Guanajuato, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres or more, the stems are almost absent, resembling Calibanus, hence the name; compacta.

The genera name after Monsieur Beaucarne, a Belgian succulent plant grower, who first collected flowers of the genera. The species name reefers to its growing form: 'Compact'.

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