Yucca carnerosana

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Giant Spanish Dagger
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. carnerosana
Binomial name
Yucca carnerosana
(Trel.) McKelvey

Samulea carnerosana Trel.

Yucca carnerosana[2] is a species of North American plants in the asparagus family. Common name is "Giant Spanish Dagger." In the United States, it is confined to only a few counties in western Texas. [3] The species is, however, widely distributed in northern Mexico (Coahuila, Durango, Zacatecas, Nuevo León).[4][5]

This Yucca is cultivated in a few areas such as the Western United States and southern Europe, as well as other locations.[6]

Yucca carnerosana is branched and arborescent, up to 20 feet tall, with snowy white flowers.[7]


  1. ^ Tropicos, Yucca carnerosana
  2. ^ McKelvey in Yuccas of the S.W. U.S. 1:24 1938
  3. ^ Aggie horticulture, Texas A&M University, Carneros Yucca, Giant Yucca, Giant Dagger, Palma, Palmilla, Spanish Dagger, Palma Barreta, Palma Samandoca Yucca carnerosana
  4. ^ Encyclopedia of life, Giant Spanish Dagger
  5. ^ Espejo Serena, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1993). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(1): 1-76. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F..
  6. ^ Benny Cactus, Yucca carnerosana
  7. ^ Texas Native Plants Database, Yucca carnerosana

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