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The flower by Rebou, Wikipedia.org.

Author:  William Trelease, 1907
Family:  AGAVACEAE*
Origin:  Chihuahuan Desert; NE Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Dark Red / White
Propagate:  Seeds/Root Cuttings
Names:  Patilla Yucca
Synonyms:  Sarcoyucca endlichiana, Karl Hermann Leonhard Lindinger, 1933

This member of the Agavaceae family was given this name by William Trelease in 1907. In 1933, Karl Hermann Leonhard Lindinger suggested it as member f the new genera; Sarcoyucca, but it remains known as Yucca.  It is found in the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico, growing in a well drained limestone soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres or more in diameter while the stemless leaves reaches 30 centimetres in length. The flowers are dark red outside and white inside.

The genera name is from Yuca, the name in St. Domingo for a totally different plant. The species is named in honour of its finder: Dr. R. Endlich.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Agavaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.


Photo from Yuccaagavaceae.com.