Botanical and Cultural Adventures

Botanical and Cultural Adventures

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Nolina longifolia


Beaucarnea longifolia
Nolina longifolia and Tillandsia prodigiosa growing in a cloud oak forest.
Whether it is Nolina longifolia or Beaucarnea longifolia, it is an interesting plant to see in the wild. These grow in the pine-oak cloud forest in the mountains of Oaxaca. When you see them in the fog with Tillandsia prodigiosa hanging off the oaks it is a peculiar experience. Generally cool, it is almost always peaceful wandering among these plants.
Below is a very massive specimen. If you notice my straw hat and imagine the size of this grand old plant!


Nolina longifolia
Beaucarnea longifolia