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Another large plant by Wynn AndersonMuseum2.utep.edu.


The flowers by Wynn Anderson, Museum2.utep.edu.

Author:  J. Benjamin Chabaud, 1876
Family:  AGAVACEAE*
Origin:  North-Eastern Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Meters
Height:  10-14 Meters
Flower:  Pale Crème
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Tree Yucca, St. Peter's Palm, Adam's Needle, Bear's Thread, Soap Root, Virjinya Avizesi
Synonyms:  Yucca baccata var. filifera Schelle.
Yucca australis,
Yucca meldensis,
Engelm.,
Yucca flaccida,
Haw.,
Yucca filamentosa flaccida,
Engelm.

This member of the Agavaceae family was described by J. Benjamin Chabaud in 1876. It is found in the north-eastern part of Mexico, growing in most kinds of soil, but preferring a well-drained. Not much water, but lots of sun. Really old plants can get a base up to three meters in diameter and a height up to ten or maybe 14 meters. The flowers are pale crème or almost white, and it can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

The genera name is from Yuca, the name in St. Domingo for a totally different plant. The species name from Latin 'making threads'.

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


Large plant from Americandesertplants.com.