Beaucarnea recurvata Lem.
Synonym : Dasylirion recurvatum Lem.
Family : Asparagaceae
Local Names : Ponytail palm, Elephant’s foot
Flowering and fruiting period: Not specified
Distribution: Native of Mexico, Australia, Asia and America a
Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Uses: ornamental, indoor plant, drought tolerant
Key Characters: Ponytail palm is a evergreen perennial growing up to 15 ft tall witha noticeable expanded stem base, for storing water. Despite its common name, it is not closely related to the true palms. The single palm-like stem produces at branch-ends clusters of strap-shaped, recurved leathery leaves. The plant blooms with panicles of small white flowers once the plant reaches over 10 years of age.