Yucca tenuistyla

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white-rimmed yucca
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. tenuistyla
Binomial name
Yucca tenuistyla

Yucca tenuistyla[1] is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae found in brushlands near the coast of Texas, at elevations below 200 m (650 feet). Common names include white-rimmed yucca and whiterim yucca.

Yucca tenuistyla is a short, acaulescent (trunkless) species forming colonies of rosettes. Leaves can be up to 70 cm (28 inches) long but only 2 cm (0.8 inches) wide. The flowering stalk can be up to 100 cm (33 inches) tall, bearing many pendant flowers. Fruits are dry, with glossy black seeds.[2][3]


  1. ^ Trelease, W. 1902. The Yucceae. Annual Report of the Missouri Botanical Garden 13: 27–133.
  2. ^ Flora of North America v 26 p 438
  3. ^ 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.

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