Which Dasylirion

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Which Dasylirion

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Just got this one to day. It doesn´t resemble any of the sotols that I laready have.
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Any ideas as to which dasilirion this might be. No tufts at leaf tips.

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Re: Which Dasylirion

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The glaucous blue leaves reduces the number of suspects, lack of tuft eliminates others like berlandieri. Possibly wheeleri or one of the glaucous forms of cedrosanum.
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Paul S wrote: Sun May 05, 2024 11:39 pm The glaucous blue leaves reduces the number of suspects, lack of tuft eliminates others like berlandieri. Possibly wheeleri or one of the glaucous forms of cedrosanum.
All of my D. Wheeleri have tufted leaves, however D. cedrosanum is a definate possibility.
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If all your Dasylirion wheeleri have tufted tips I would be inclined to suggest they are mislabelled. To the best of my knowledge, the tip just dies off blunt.
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Paul S wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 10:06 am If all your Dasylirion wheeleri have tufted tips I would be inclined to suggest they are mislabelled. To the best of my knowledge, the tip just dies off blunt.
In that case mine are labeled incorrectly. Here are photos of them
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Any ideas as to their IDs. These are VERY common here in Mexico. They are sold everywhere.

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Like many plants it is easier to say what it isn't than what it is and that is 100% not wheeleri. Beyond that the only thing it is possible to say with any confidence is it is a green one with teeth and tufts. My money would be on D. acrotrichum, which is found across most of central Mexico, or a hybrid of it. Although having said that the teeth don't look quite right and the leaves look a bit too pliable, but that could just be growing conditions. Stick with a green one with teeth and tufts and you won't be wrong.
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Paul S wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 11:55 pm Like many plants it is easier to say what it isn't than what it is and that is 100% not wheeleri. Beyond that the only thing it is possible to say with any confidence is it is a green one with teeth and tufts. My money would be on D. acrotrichum, which is found across most of central Mexico, or a hybrid of it. Although having said that the teeth don't look quite right and the leaves look a bit too pliable, but that could just be growing conditions. Stick with a green one with teeth and tufts and you won't be wrong.
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