Yucca decipiens

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Yucca decipiens
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Y. decipiens
Binomial name
Yucca decipiens

Sarcoyucca decipiens (Trel.) Lindinger

Yucca decipiens Trel.[2] is a large, branching member of the Asparagaceae, native to north-central Mexico from Durango to San Luís Potosí. It is evergreen, up to 20 feet (6 m) tall, growing at elevations of 6000–8000 feet in the mountains. Common name is "palma china," which translates as "Chinese palm."


  1. ^ Tropicos, Yucca decipiens
  2. ^ Trelease, William. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 18: 228. 1907.