Yucca madrensis

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Yucca madrensis
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Yucca madrensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. madrensis
Binomial name
Yucca madrensis
H. S. Gentry

Yucca madrensis H. S. Gentry[1] is a plant in the genus Yucca in the family Asparagaceae. It is native to a mountainous region in the Sierra Madre Occidental in the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua. It has also been reported from Arizona[2] It grows on steep, rocky slopes in pine-oak forests.[3]

Yucca madrensis has indehiscent fruits and serrate leaves. This suggests relationships with Y. rigida Trel. and Y. schottii Engelm. It differs from both those species by several characters such as narrowness of the leaves, glabrous inflorescence, and short stature.[4]


  1. ^ Gentry, Howard Scott. USDA Agriculture Handbook no. 399. Agave Family in Sonora. 159, fig. 62. 1972.
  2. ^ Flora of North America vol 26 p 428
  3. ^ CONABIO. 2009. Catálogo taxonómico de especies de México. 1. In Capital Nat. México. CONABIO, México D.F.
  4. ^ Laferrière, Joseph E. 1990. The taxonomy and ethnobotany of Yucca madrensis. Cactus & Succulent Journal (U.S.) 62:95-96.

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