Dasylirion longissimum

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    Dasylirion longissimum @ Ichikawa zoo&botanical garden(Chiba,Japan)

Basic information

Flower Name
Dasylirion longissimum
Formal Name
Dasylirion longissimum
Alias
Dasylirion longissimum, Dasylirion, Mexican Grass Tree
Habitat
Mexico
Morph
cold-tolerant evergreen shrub

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What is Dasylirion longissimum

Dasylirion longissimum or Mexican Grass Tree (scientific name: Dasylirion longissimum) is a cold-tolerant evergreen shrub of the Dasylirion genus in the family Asparagaceae, which is native to Mexico. The leaves are thin, hard, long and radiantly spreading. There are no spines on the leaves. In its native land, the leaves are used for roofing, weaving baskets, harvesting fiber to make rope, and making sotol from the sap.

Generic name: Dasylirion, scientific name: Dasylirion longissimum, aka: Dasirion Longisimam, Mexican Grass Tree, Place of origin: Mexico
Living type: Evergreen shrub, Stem height: 50-150 cm, grass height: 3 m, leaf length: 1 m, Flowering season: summer solstice to autumn, use: ornamental plants, Roof, basket material, rope, and sotol liquor (Sotol).

Detailed information

Order
Asparagales
Family
Asparagaceae
Genus
Dasylirion
Species
D. longissimum
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Egg-shaped/Oval
Leaf type
Aciculate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Botanic gardenfoliage plant
Color
White
Season
AugSepOctNov
Height
150 ~ 300 [cm]
Diameter
0.6 ~ 0.8

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