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Dasylirion_simplex - Trel.

Common Name
Family Liliaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky and gravelly desert areas[181].
Range Southern N. America - Mexico.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Dasylirion_simplex


Dasylirion_simplex

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Dasylirion_simplex is a SHRUB. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats

Edible Uses

Dasylirion was once a major food source in the desert southwest of N. America. The bulbs were roasted in rock-lined pits and pounded into cakes[270]. A potent alcoholic beverage, known as sotol, is distilled from the baked and fermented bulbs[270].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

The leaves can be used for making baskets and fans[46, 270].

Cultivation details

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Propagation

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Botanical References

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