Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Dasylirion wheeleri S. Watson
(Sotol)


Family: Nolinaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

The leaves of Dasylirion wheeleri are only 1-2 cm wide, but almost a meter long. The marginal prickles point to the distal end of the leaf, unlike those of Agave parryi and Agave palmeri which point back toward the basal rosette.
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Dasylirion wheeleri, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Burro Mtns., Blackhawk Cyn., May 16, 2007



Dasylirion wheeleri, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Three Gate Road, Aug. 15, 2007



Dasylirion wheeleri, detail of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Three Gate Road, Aug. 15, 2007



Dasylirion wheeleri, showing upturned serrations, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Mogollon Mtns., Catwalk, Oct. 15, 2007



Dasylirion wheeleri, closeup of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Acklin Hill, December 6, 2009



Dasylirion wheeleri, closeup of cross section of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Acklin Hill, December 6, 2009



Dasylirion wheeleri, macro of cross section of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Acklin Hill, December 6, 2009


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