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Taxon: Hesperaloe funifera (K. Koch) Trel.

 
Genus: Hesperaloe
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Nomen number: 18923
Place of publication: Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 1902:36. 1902
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Feb-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 14 (12 active, 10 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • giant hesperaloe  (Source: Desert Pl) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: potential as fiber (for making paper)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas (s.w.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Coahuila de Zaragoza, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí]


References:

  1. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage Note: lists as Hesperaloe funifera (Lem.) Trel.
  2. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  3. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  4. McLaughlin, S. P. 2000. Properties of paper made from fibers of Hesperaloe funifera (Agavaceae). Econ. Bot. 54:192-196.
  5. Starr, G. 1995. Hesperaloe: Aloes of the west. Desert Pl. 11:5.
  6. Starr, G. 1997. A revision of the genus Hesperaloe (Agavaceae). Madroño 44:282-296.

Check other web resources for Hesperaloe funifera (K. Koch) Trel. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=18923. Accessed 19 July 2019.