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Taxon: Yucca elata Engelm.

Genus: Yucca section: Chaenocarpa
Family: Asparagaceae subfamily: Agavoideae. Also placed in: Agavaceae
Nomen number: 42149
Place of publication: Bot. Gaz. 7:17. 1882
Name verified on: 10-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 25-Feb-2004
Species priority site is: National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PARL).
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


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   (fide Dict Econ Pl)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)

References:

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


Check other web resources for Yucca elata Engelm.:


Images:

  • GRIN Images of germplasm accessions.
  • 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
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?42149 (25 October 2014)

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