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: 1 cultivated taxon.

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gloriosa L.

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Yucca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Yucca
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Yucca
Wikipedia: Yucca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Yucca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Yucca

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Yucca.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1623, retrieved 21 January 2022

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