1103.000 Yucca L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Perennial, sometimes arborescent, usually branching from woody, subterranean, or above ground caudices, or single stems. Leaves sessile, in rosettes on caudices or at branch ends; blades lanceolate, expanded basally, usually rigid, sometimes fleshy; margins entire or toothed; apex sharp pointed. Inflorescence erect or rarely pendent, paniculate or racemose; bracts ascending, erect or rarely reflexed. Flowers: perianth campanulate or globose; tepals 6, fleshy, whitish, maybe tinged with green or purple. Fruit erect or pendent; capsular or baccate. Seeds many, usually black, flattened.

Worldwide: 48 species in North and Central America and Caribbean.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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gigantea Lem.
gloriosa L.

Other sources of information about Yucca:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Yucca
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Yucca
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Yucca
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Yucca
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Yucca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Yucca
JSTOR Plant Science: Yucca
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Yucca
Plants of the World Online: Yucca
Tropicos: Yucca
Wikipedia: Yucca

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Yucca.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1623, retrieved 20 May 2024

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