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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

The central part of the plant can be cooked and eaten[1]. The crown of the plant was baked by the native North American Indians then dried, pounded into a powder and made into cakes[2]. They would also peel the baked crown, crush it, mix it with water then ferment it and use it as a beverage[2].

The flowering stems can be roasted, boiled or eaten raw[2].

The trunk is rich in sugar, the pith can be used to make the alcoholic beverage 'sotol'[1].

Unknown part

Material uses

The leaves are used in thatching, basket making, weaving into hats, mats etc[2].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Dasylirion wheeleri.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Secondary canopy

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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Cultivation

Requires a very well-drained soil in a sheltered sunny position[3].

This species is not very cold hardy, and is said to require a minimum winter temperature of 10°c[3], However, plants can survive outdoors in the very mildest areas of Britain if given some protection such as a south facing wall and a suitable soil[K].

Plants are sometimes used in sub-tropical bedding schemes in Britain.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Dasylirion wheeleri. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Dasylirion wheeleri.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Dasylirion wheeleri
Genus
Dasylirion
Family
Agavaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
9
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
Fertility
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.11.2 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.5 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)

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