Yucca capensis

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Cape Region Yucca
Yucca capensis fh 0619 Baja California Sur B.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. capensis
Binomial name
Yucca capensis

Yucca capensis L.W.Lenz[1] is a plant in the family Asparagaceae. It is endemic to a small region of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur[2] The epithet refers to the type locale is near Cabo San Lucas in the southernmost part of the peninsula. Common name is "Cape Region Yucca." [3]

The species occurs at elevations of over 1000 m in the mountains of that region. It appears to be more closely related to the Yuccas of the Sierra Madre Occidental in Chihuahua and Sonora than it does to the Y. valida Brandegee found in other locales in Baja California Sur. [1]


  1. ^ a b L.W.Lenz, Baja California Sur, Cape Region Yucca, Cactus & Succulent Journal (US) 70 (6): 289-296. 1998.
  2. ^ Yucca (Agavaceae), Yucca capensis
  3. ^ Southwestern Biodiversity, Yucca (Agavaceae), Yucca valida