Green Sotol: Dasylirion leiophyllum

Overview of green sotol Dasylirion leiophyllum. The key difference between Dasylirion wheeleri and Dasylirion leiophyllum is that the teeth on the leave margins of Dasylirion leiophyllum are curved downward or are straight and are 3.0-4.0 mm long according to Jack Carter (Trees and Shrubs of New Mexico). Photographed at Carlsbad Caverns National Park April 30th, 2005.
Overview of green stool, <em>Dasylirion leiophyllum</em>.
Botanical Characteristics:
Growth habit: Subshrub
Status: Not endangered in New Mexico.

More information and pictures:

Overview of green sotol showing a new bloom stalk <em>Dasylirion leiophyllum</em>.
Overview of green sotol showing a new bloom stalk Dasylirion leiophyllum. Photographed at Carlsbad Caverns National Park April 30th, 2005.
Overview of green sotol showing an old bloom stalk Dasylirion leiophyllum. Photographed at Carlsbad Caverns National Park April 25th, 2004.
Overview of green sotol showing an old bloom stalk <em>Dasylirion leiophyllum</em>.

Where we have seen this plant:

Taxonomy:

KingdomPlantae---Plants
  SubkingdomTracheobionta---Vascular plants
    SuperdivisionSpermatophyta---Seed plants
      DivisionMagnoliophyta---Flowering plants
        ClassLiliopsida---Monocotyledons
          SubclassLiliidae
            OrderLiliales
              FamilyLiliaceae---Acanthus family
                GenusDasylirion Nees---sotol
                  SpeciesDasylirion leiophyllum Engelm.ex Trel.---green sotol

References:

Books

No books

Web sites


Copyright © 1997-2016 Kenneth Ingham Consulting, LLC.

For details about the copyright, see the full Copyright statement.

Unhappy? Thinking of suing us? Read this disclaimer.

You can read our privacy statement.


Comments? Send them via the suggestion form.