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Taxon: Yucca schidigera Roezl ex Ortgies

 
Genus: Yucca
Section: Yucca
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Nomen number: 405146
Place of publication: Gartenflora 20:110. 1871
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Feb-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (9 active, 7 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: emulsifier (used as foaming agent in root beer) flavoring
  • Medicines: folklore (source of "saponin shidigera" fide J. Nelson, TAXACOM (23 Jul 1997 & followup responses); CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California, Nevada]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja California (Norte)]


References:

  1. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  2. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  3. Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California
  4. Hochstätter, F. & G. Hentzschel. 2002. Yucca II (Agavaceae): (indehiscent-fruited species) in the Southwest, Midwest and East of the USA 22-23.
  5. Hochstätter, F. & G. Hentzschel. 2004. Yucca III (Agavaceae): Mexico 23-24.
  6. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  7. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  8. Nelson, J. 1997. pers. comm. Note: re. identification of "Saponin Shidigera"
  9. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  10. Webber, J. M. 1953. Yuccas of the Southwest. Agric. Monogr. U.S.D.A. 17:24-25.

Check other web resources for Yucca schidigera Roezl ex Ortgies :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=405146. Accessed 17 October 2019.