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Taxon: Yucca elata Engelm.

 
Genus: Yucca
Section: Chaenocarpa
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Nomen number: 42149
Place of publication: Bot. Gaz. 7:17. 1882
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 11 (8 active, 8 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • palmella  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • soaptree  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • soaptree yucca  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • soapweed  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • soapweed yucca  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Seifen-Palmlilie  (Source: Zander ed17) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Agric Monog 17:1. 1953)
  • Materials: fiber

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico (s. & c.), Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona (s.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Sonora (n.)]


References:

  1. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  2. Cronquist, A. et al. 1972-. Intermountain flora.
  3. Englert, J. M. et al. 1999-. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  6. Gentry, H. S. 1972. The agave family in Sonora. U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 399:155.
  7. Hochstätter, F. & G. Hentzschel. 2000. Yucca I (Agavaceae): (dehiscent-fruited species) in the Southwest and Midwest of the USA and Canada 48.
  8. Hochstätter, F. & G. Hentzschel. 2004. Yucca III (Agavaceae): Mexico
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  10. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  11. Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.
  12. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  13. Webber, J. M. 1953. Yuccas of the Southwest. Agric. Monogr. U.S.D.A. 17:59-65.

Check other web resources for Yucca elata Engelm. :

  • 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.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=42149. Accessed 21 July 2019.