Yucca thompsoniana

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Yucca thompsoniana
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. thompsoniana
Binomial name
Yucca thompsoniana
Trel.
Synonyms[1]
  • Yucca rostrata var. integra Trel.

Yucca thompsoniana Trel. is a plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to Texas, Chihuahua and Coahuila.[2]


Yucca thompsoniana has a trunk up to 1 m tall, branching above the ground. It flowers before there is any trunk at all, but continues to flower after the stem begins to grow. Leaves are narrow and dagger-like, a bit glaucous, up to 35 cm long and 10 mm wide. Inflorescence is a panicle about 100 cm high. Flowers are white, about 4 cm long. Fruit is a dry, egg-shaped capsule.[2][3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Tropicos Yucca thompsoniana
  2. ^ a b Trelease, Report (Annual) of the Missouri Botanical Garden 22: 101 1911 publ. 1912.
  3. ^ CONABIO. 2009. Catálogo taxonómico de especies de México. 1. In Capital Nat. México. CONABIO, México D.F..