Yucca decipiens

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Yucca decipiens
Yucca decipiens.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. decipiens
Binomial name
Yucca decipiens

Sarcoyucca decipiens (Trel.) Linding.

Yucca decipiens Trel.[2] is a large, branching member of the Asparagaceae, native to north-central Mexico from Durango to San Luís Potosí. It is evergreen, up to 20 feet (6 m) tall, growing at elevations of 6000-8000 feet in the mountains. Common name is "palma china," which translates as "black palm."


  1. ^ Tropicos, Yucca decipiens
  2. ^ Trelease, William. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 18: 228. 1907.