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Yucca rupicola Scheele

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Species Parent: Yucca Status: Invalid Reason: unverified

Common Names:

  • TEXAS YUCCA - English, United States of America
  • TWIST-LEAF YUCCA - English, United States of America

Morphological Description

Diagnosis: Similar to Y. pallida; colonies typically with 2–15 rosettes; leaves less than 100 per rosette, 20–60 cm long, to 40 mm wide, flaccid, twisted, the margins wavy; panicle glabrous to slightly pubescent; perianth segments whitish or greenish white; stigma lobes widely spreading.


Ecology: A plant endemic to the state of Texas.

Notes: Limestone ledges, plains; Bexar, Comal, Hays, McLennan, Travis, and Williamson (Turner et al. 2003) cos. near w margin of the Blackland Prairie; mainly Edwards Plateau; endemic to TX (Kartesz 1999; Carr 2002b, (2002c). Apr–Jun. (rupicola: growing on cliffs or ledges)