Taxon: Yucca brevifolia Engelm.

 
Genus: Yucca
Section: Clistocarpa
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Nomen number: 42147
Place of publication: S. Watson et al., Botany [fortieth parallel] 496. 1871 (in C. King, U.S. geol. explor. 40th Parallel vol. 5)
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 15-Feb-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Jul-2008
Species priority site is: National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PARL)
Accessions: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: emulsifier (foaming agent for root beer)
  • Food additives: flavoring (foaming agent for root beer)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed14)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona (n.w.), California (s.e.), Nevada (s.), Utah (s.w.)]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. American Herbal Products Association Herbs of commerce. 1992 (Herbs Commerce)
  2. Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  6. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  7. Gentry, H. S. The agave family in Sonora. U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 399. 1972 (Agave Sonora)
  8. Hochstätter, F. & G. Hentzschel Yucca II (Agavaceae): (indehiscent-fruited species) in the Southwest, Midwest and East of the USA. 2002 (Yucca II) 40-43.
  9. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  10. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  12. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  13. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  14. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?42147. Accessed 18 June 2018.