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Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Sectio: Y. sect. Chaenocarpa
Series: Y. ser. Glaucae
Species: Yucca arkansana

Yucca arkansana Trel. (1902)

Yucca angustifolia var. mollis Engelm., Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 3: 50. 1873.
Yucca arkansana var. paniculata McKelvey, Yuccas Southw. U.S. 2: 156. 1947.
Yucca louisianensis var. paniculata (McKelvey) Shinners, Field & Lab. 24: 37. 1956.


Trelease, W. 1902: Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 13: 63.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2010. Yucca arkansana in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2010 Jan 07. Reference page.
The International Plant Names Index 2009: Published on the Internet. 2010 Jan 07 [1].

Vernacular names
English: Arkansas yucca

Yucca arkansana, the Arkansas yucca,[3] is a plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas.[4][5] It generally grows in gravelly, sunlit locations such as rocky outcrops, prairies, etc.[3] It is not considered to be threatened.[1]

Yucca arkansana is one of the smaller members of the genus Yucca, acaulescent or with a stem no more than 15 cm tall. Flowers are greenish-white, borne on a flowering stalk up to 80 cm (30 inches) tall.[6][7][8]

A number of yucca moths lay their eggs upon Y. arkansana as a host plant, an example being Tegeticula intermedia.[9]

Clary, K.; Puente, R.; Hodgson, W.; Salywon, A. (2020). "Yucca arkansana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
Flora of North America v 26 p 436.
William Trelease. Annual Report of the Missouri Botanical Garden 13: 63–64. 1892.
Biota of North America Project
Benny's Kaktus
McKelvey, S. D. 1938–1947. Yuccas of the Southwestern United States. 2 vols. Jamaica Plain
Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas i–xv, 1–1881. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.
"Tegeticula intermedia". Retrieved 2017-11-16.

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