Yucca reverchonii

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San Angelo yucca
Yucca reverchonii - Botanischer Garten der Universität Würzburg.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. reverchonii
Binomial name
Yucca reverchonii

Yucca reverchonii [1] is a plant in the family Asparagaceae. It is native to the Edwards Plateau region of Texas, as well as to the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, and San Luís Potosí. It is known as the "San Angelo yucca" and is closely related to Y. rupicola Scheele and Y. thompsoniana Trel.[2]

Yucca reverchonii produces a short-trunked plant with long, stiff, narrow leaves up to 50 cm long but no more than 2 mm wide. Flowering stalk can be up to 3 m tall with white flowers.[3]