Yucca constricta

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Yucca constricta
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. constricta
Binomial name
Yucca constricta
  • Yucca albospica Van Houtte
  • Yucca polyphylla Baker

Yucca constricta known by the common name "Buckley's yucca,"[2] is a plant in the family Asparagaceae. It is found in rocky limestone hills of central and eastern Texas, and also in Coahuila, Mexico.[3]

Yucca constricta is usually acaulesent (trunkless), sometimes growing in clumps, spreading by trailing stems. Flowering stalks reach as high as 50 cm (20 inches) with pendent, greenish-white flowers. Fruit is a dry capsule with shiny black seeds.[4][5][6][3][7][8]


  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ Buckley. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Science Proceedings, 1862:8. 1863.
  3. ^ a b Flora of North America v 26 p 423.
  4. ^ Aggie horticulture, Texas A&M University.
  5. ^ McKelvey, S. D. 1938–1947. Yuccas of the Southwestern United States. 2 vols. Jamaica Plain.
  6. ^ Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas i–xv, 1–1881. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.
  7. ^ Van Houtte, Louis Benoît. 1868. Flore des Serres xvii, Yucca albospica
  8. ^ Baker. 1870. Gardeners' Chronicle. London, 1870: 1088, Yucca polyphylla