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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Agavoideae
Genus: Beschorneria
Species: B. albiflora – B. calcicola – B. dubia – B. rigida – B. septentrionalis – B. tubiflora – B. wrightii – B. yuccoides

Beschorneria Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 844. 1850.
Type species: Beschorneria tubiflora (Kunth & C.D.Bouché) Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 844 (1850)


Kunth, Karl Sigismund, 1850: Enumeratio Plantarum Omnium Hucusque Cognitarum, Secundum Familias Naturales Disposita, Adjectis Characteribus, Differntiis et Synonymis. Stutgardiae et Tubingae [Stuttgart and Tübingen], v. 844.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2012. Beschorneria in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2012 Dec. 30. Reference page. 2012. Beschorneria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2012 Dec. 30.
International Plant Names Index. 2012. Beschorneria. Published online. Accessed: 30. Dec. 2012.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Beschorneria. .

Beschorneria is a genus of succulent plants belonging to the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae,[2] native to semi-arid areas of Mexico and Central America.[3][4] They are generally large evergreen perennials forming clumps of grey-green leaves, with tall flower-spikes to 1.5 metres (4.9 ft). Marginally hardy, they may require winter protection in areas subject to frost.


Beschorneria albiflora Matuda - Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guatemala, Honduras
Beschorneria calcicola A.García-Mendoza - Puebla, Oaxaca, Veracruz
Beschorneria dubia Carrière - Tamaulipas
Beschorneria rigida Rose - Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, Puebla
Beschorneria septentrionalis A.García Mendoza - Tamaulipas, Nuevo León
Beschorneria tubiflora (Kunth & C.D.Bouché) Kunth - San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo
Beschorneria wrightii Hook.f - México State
Beschorneria yuccoides K.Koch - Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz

formerly included

Three names have been coined using the name Beschorneria (B. floribunda, B. multiflora, and B. parmentieri), all referring to the species now known as Furcraea parmentieri.[3][5] See Furcraea.

Kunth, Karl (Carl) Sigismund. 1850. Enumeratio Plantarum Omnium Hucusque Cognitarum 5: 844-845 in Latin
Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Agavoideae
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.

García-Mendoza, Abisaí Josué. 2000. Revisión taxonómica de las especies arborescentes de Furcraea (Agavaceae) en México y Guatemala Boletín de la Sociedad Botánica de México 66: 113–129

Germplasm Resources Information Network: Beschorneria
International Plant Names Index (IPNI)

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