Nolina recurvata intermedia (Beaucarnea r. i.). ELEPHANT-FOOT TREE. Texas, Mexico
DRACAENACEAE, including Dracaena and Cordyline

There is a 7-foot individual in the Arizona Cactus Garden near the boojum tree; it may reach 30 feet. The narrow, slightly recurved leaves approach 3 feet in length. It is expected to develop an expanded conical base; it will then be interesting to compare it with the Yucca filifera nearby. A 15-foot tree in the inner southeast circle of the Inner Quad, long taken as Y. schottii, is N. matapensis, which was collected in Mexico by Stanford botanist Ira Wiggins and published in 1940.

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