Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00032962
Occurrence ID (GUID): 4e6cfaf3-d866-4e6f-9106-26295e04d7e2
Taxon: Dasylirion wheeleri S. Wats.
Family: Asparagaceae
Determiner: David J. Bogler (1998)
Collector: W. Hodgson   4998   
Date: 1988-05-21
Additional Collectors: D. House, P. Comus, M. Slater, C. Mazier, R. DeLamater
Locality: Mexico, Sonora, North end of Sierra de la Viejo, 2 miles south of Rancho Las Maravillas, S of Caborca.
30.402113  -112.373558 +-5000m.
Elevation: 800 meters (2624ft)
Habitat: S-facing limestone steep-angled crest.
Associated Species: Agave zebra, Fouquieria splendens, Jatropha cuneata, huge Bursera microphylla, Sapium, Opuntia bigelovii, Notholaena cochisensis, Encelia, Acacia greggii, Selaginella
Description: Occasional here, more on N-facing slope; habit strict, leaves yellow-green, only one in area with fruits still on inflo.
Reproductive Condition: fruit
Notes: Ricardo Flores Tirado, caretaker at Rancho Las Maravillas, told us that people around there use sotol for making a wine-like drink; Ricardo hasn't, says it affects you differently from other [liquors], but positively. A lot of bighorn sheep in area; S. Viejo may become a National Park as the Leo family, who owns more than half of it, has petitioned for this designation. Area made inaccessible by locked gates and dirt piles, primarily to keep U.S. hunters out.
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Record Id: 4e6cfaf3-d866-4e6f-9106-26295e04d7e2
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