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Dasylirion wheeleri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Genus: Dasylirion

Dasylirion is a genus of 22 known species of flowering plants, all native to Mexico, with three species also extending into the southwestern United States. In the APG III classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae (formerly the family Ruscaceae[2]).


Recognized species include:[3][4][5]

  1. Dasylirion acrotrichum (Schiede) Zucc.
  2. Dasylirion berlandieri S. Wats.
  3. Dasylirion cedrosanum Trel.
  4. Dasylirion durangense Trel.
  5. Dasylirion gentryi Bogler
  6. Dasylirion slaucophyllum Hook.
  7. Dasylirion graminifolium (Zucc.) Zucc.
  8. Dasylirion leiophyllum Engelm. ex Trel. (syn. D. heteracanthum I.M.Johnst.)
  9. Dasylirion longissimum Lem.
  10. Dasylirion longistylum J.F.Macbr.
  11. Dasylirion lucidum Rose
  12. Dasylirion miquihuanense Bogler
  13. Dasylirion occidentalis Bogler ex Hochstätter
  14. Dasylirion palaciosii Rzed.
  15. Dasylirion parryanum Trel.
  16. Dasylirion quadrangulatum S.Watson
  17. Dasylirion sereke Bogler
  18. Dasylirion serratifolium (Karw. ex Schult. & Schult.f.) Zucc.
  19. Dasylirion simplex Trel.
  20. Dasylirion texanum Scheele
  21. Dasylirion treleasei (Bogler) Hochstätter
  22. Dasylirion wheeleri S.Watson ex Rothr.

Formerly placed here[edit]


  1. ^ "Genus: Dasylirion Zucc.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  2. ^ Chase, M.W.; Reveal, J.L. & Fay, M.F. (2009), "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae and Xanthorrhoeaceae", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 132–136, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00999.x 
  3. ^ "Dasylirion". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  4. ^ The Plant List
  5. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Dasylirion". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 

External links[edit]

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