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Dasylirion texanum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
Southern N. America - Texas.
Rocky and gravelly desert areas[
]. Open, rocky limestone slopes, arroyos and canyons, dry limestone hills at elevations of 600 - 1800 metres in Texas and Mexico[
The sugary pulp in the centre of the bud can be eaten[
Dasylirion was once a major food source in the desert southwest of N. America. The bulbs were roasted in rock-lined pits and pounded into cakes[
A potent alcoholic beverage, known as sotol, is distilled from the baked and fermented bulbs[
The leaves can be used for making baskets and fans[