Yucca potosina

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Potosí palm soapwort
Potosí palm
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. potosina
Binomial name
Yucca potosina

Yucca potosina, English common name Potosí palm soapwort or Potosi palm, Rzed.[1] is a plant species in the family Asparagaceae, native to the east central Mexico from Hidalgo to San Luís Potosí. It is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental, but not widely.

Yucca potosina is a rather large tree-like species up to 8 m tall, with occasional branching. Leaves are stiff, narrow, rough, up to 100 cm long. Inflorescence is up to 120 cm long. Flowers are white, elongated, up to 50 mm long and 15 mm across.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Rzedowski, Ciencia; Revista Hispano-Americana de Ciencias Puras y Aplicadas. México 15: 90 1955.
  2. ^ CONABIO. 2009. Catálogo taxonómico de especies de México. 1. In Capital Nat. México. CONABIO, Mexico City.