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Genus: Beschorneria

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Asparagaceae

Three species are cultivated in gardens in southern Africa, all of which are native to Mexico. This genus was previously placed in the family Agavaceae, which is now sunk under Asparagaceae.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Beschorneria dekosteriana

Native to Mexico.


Beschorneria tubiflora

Native to Mexico.


Beschorneria yuccoides

Native to Mexico.


  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated plants of southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.