Taxon: Yucca baccata Torr.

Genus: Yucca
Section: Yucca
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Nomen number: 42145
Place of publication: W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. bound. 2(1):221. 1859
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Feb-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Feb-2009
Species priority site is: National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PARL)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Chihuahua, Sonora
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Benson, L. & R. A. Darrow The trees and shrubs of the southwestern deserts. (TreesS SW Deserts)
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Hochstätter, F. & G. Hentzschel Yucca III (Agavaceae): Mexico. 2004 (Yucca III) 16.
  • Hochstätter, F. & G. Hentzschel Yucca II (Agavaceae): (indehiscent-fruited species) in the Southwest, Midwest and East of the USA. 2002 (Yucca II) 29-33.
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. (F Ariz)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins A flora of New Mexico. (F New Mex)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. (Rehder)
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. (F SonorDes)
  • Webber, J. M. 1953. Yuccas of the Southwest Agric. Monogr. U.S.D.A. 17:27-30.

Check other web resources for Yucca baccata Torr. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image