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RE: Beaucarnea recurvata vs. B.guatemalensis (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: lzrddr on 05.14.2010 at 10:31 am in Cacti & Succulents Forum

I found this older thread and thought I'd toss in some photos. As to how to tell recurvata from guatamalensis, the leaf texture is really the only way I know, as both can have very long leaves (a B recurvata grown indoors can have leaves almost 5' long). But B recurvata leaves are thick, slightly rough in texture and sharp along the edges (can give you a paper cut). B guatamalensis leaves are much more forgiving, smooth to shiny and about half as thin. I have yet to see a B guatamalensis with a massive base, either.

Beaucarnea recurvata

Beaucarnea recurvata

Beaucarnea guatamalensis
Beaucarnea guatamalensis
Beaucarnea guatamalensis variegated
Beaucarnea guatamalensis varietgated

Beaucarnea goldmannii (how to tell this one apart I don't know)
Beaucarnea goldmannii

Beaucarnea inermis
Beaucarnea inermis

Beaucarnea stricta
Beaucarnea stricta

Beaucarnea gracilis
Beaucarnea gracilis again

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