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Beschorneria albiflora
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Beschorneria

Beschorneria is a genus of succulent plants belonging to the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae,[1] native to semi-arid areas of Mexico and Central America.[2][3] They are generally large evergreen perennials forming clumps of grey-green leaves, with tall flower-spikes to 1.5 metres (4.9 ft). Marginally hardy, they may require winter protection in areas subject to frost.

Species include:

  1. Beschorneria albiflora Matuda - Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guatemala, Honduras
  2. Beschorneria calcicola A.García-Mendoza - Puebla, Oaxaca, Veracruz
  3. Beschorneria dubia Carrière - Tamaulipas
  4. Beschorneria rigida Rose - Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, Puebla
  5. Beschorneria septentrionalis A.García Mendoza - Tamaulipas, Nuevo León
  6. Beschorneria tubiflora (Kunth & C.D.Bouché) Kunth - San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo
  7. Beschorneria wrightii Hook.f - México State
  8. Beschorneria yuccoides K.Koch - Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz


  1. ^ Stevens, P.F. (2001 onwards), Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Agavoideae  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.