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Dasylirion wheeleri
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Genus: Dasylirion
Type species
Dasylirion graminifolium

Dasylirion is a genus of North American plants in the asparagus family, all native to Mexico, with the ranges of three species also extending into the southwestern United States.[3] In the APG III classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae (formerly the family Ruscaceae[4]).

  1. Dasylirion acrotrichum (Schiede) Zucc. - Hidalgo, Puebla, Jalisco
  2. Dasylirion berlandieri S. Wats. - Nuevo León, Tamaulipas
  3. Dasylirion cedrosanum Trel. - Coahuila, Durango, Zacatecas
  4. Dasylirion durangense Trel. - Durango, Chihuahua, Zacatecas, Coahuila
  5. Dasylirion gentryi Bogler - Sonora, Chihuahua
  6. Dasylirion glaucophyllum Hook. - Hidalgo
  7. Dasylirion graminifolium (Zucc.) Zucc. - Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Zacatecas
  8. Dasylirion leiophyllum Engelm. ex Trel. (syn. D. heteracanthum I.M.Johnst.) - Chihuahua, Coahuila, Texas, New Mexico
  9. Dasylirion longissimum Lem. - San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo
  10. Dasylirion longistylum J.F.Macbr. - San Luis Potosí
  11. Dasylirion lucidum Rose - Puebla, Oaxaca
  12. Dasylirion miquihuanense Bogler - Nuevo León, Tamaulipas
  13. Dasylirion occidentalis Bogler ex Hochstätter - Aguascalientes
  14. Dasylirion palaciosii Rzed. - San Luis Potosí
  15. Dasylirion parryanum Trel. - San Luis Potosí
  16. Dasylirion quadrangulatum S.Watson - Nuevo León, Tamaulipas
  17. Dasylirion sereke Bogler - Chihuahua
  18. Dasylirion serratifolium (Karw. ex Schult. & Schult.f.) Zucc. - Oaxaca
  19. Dasylirion simplex Trel. - Durango
  20. Dasylirion texanum Scheele - Coahuila, Texas
  21. Dasylirion treleasei (Bogler) Hochstätter - San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo
  22. Dasylirion wheeleri S.Watson ex Rothr. - Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Sonora, Chihuahua

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. ^ lectotype designated by A. Rehder, Bibliogr. Cult. Trees Shrubs 645 (1949)
  3. ^ Zuccarini, Joseph Gerhard. 1838. Allgemeine Gartenzeitung 6(33): 258-259 description in Latin, commentary in German (in Gothic script)
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  6. ^ "Dasylirion". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-09-19.
  7. ^ The Plant List
  8. ^ 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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