Allg. Gartenzeitung 6: 258. 1838
Arid, mountainous regions of sw United States and Mexico.
dasylirion species 17 (3 in the flora)
Dasylirion was once a major food source in the desert southwest. The bulbs were roasted in rock-lined pits and pounded into cakes. A potent alcoholic beverage, known as “sotol,” is distilled from the baked and fermented bulbs. Leaves of Dasylirion are widely used to weave baskets.
Species 17 (3 in the flora).
|1||Leaves whitish or bluish green, waxy-glaucous, papillose, dull; marginal prickles all antrorse; fascicles of flowers elongate, branches lateral, pendent, 10–20 cm from base to tip; capsules obovoid, 5–8 × 4–5(–7) mm, distal wing lobes 2–2.5 mm, often indented; Arizona, New Mexico, extreme w Texas.||Dasylirion wheeleri|
|1||Leaves bright green, glabrous, not waxy, smooth, shiny; marginal prickles antrorse, retrorse, or mix of both; fascicles of flowers short, condensed, branches mostly basal, not pendent, 5–12 cm from base to tip; capsules ellipsoid or obovoid, 5–7 × 4–5 mm, distal wing lobes less than 2 mm, rounded, not indented; New Mexico, Texas.||> 2|
|2||Majority of prickles antrorse; leaves 1–2 cm wide; capsules ellipsoid, 5.5–6 × 4–5 mm, distal wing lobes 1–1.5 mm; s edge of Edwards Plateau, Texas.||Dasylirion texanum|
|2||Majority of leaf prickles retrorse; leaves 1.5–3 cm wide; capsules ellipsoid to obovoid, 6–7 × 4–4.5 mm, distal wing lobes 1.5–2 mm; sw Texas, s New Mexico.||Dasylirion leiophyllum|
|Author||David J. Bogler +|
|Common name||Sotol +|
|Distribution||Arid + and mountainous regions of sw United States and Mexico. +|
|Etymology||Greek dasy- , thick- or dense-, and lirion, white lily, alluding to the compact arrangement of flowers in the inflorescence +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
|Publication title||Allg. Gartenzeitung +|
|Publication year||1838 +|
|Reference||bogler1994a + and trelease1911a +|
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|Taxon family||Agavaceae +|
|Taxon name||Dasylirion +|
|Taxon parent||Agavaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 26 +|