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Yucca carnerosana fh 1179.26 TX B

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Sectio: Y. sect. Yucca
Serie: Yucca ser. Faxonianae
Species: Y. carnerosana

Yucca carnerosana,[3] commonly known as the giant Spanish dagger, is a species of North American plant in the asparagus family. In the United States, it is confined to only a few counties in western Texas.[4] The species is, however, widely distributed in northern Mexico (Coahuila, Durango, Zacatecas, Nuevo León).[5][6] It has a wide range and is abundant, and although it has local threats, its population appears to be stable overall.[1]

This yucca is cultivated in a few areas such as the Western United States and southern Europe, as well as other locations.[7]

Yucca carnerosana is branched and arborescent, up to 20 feet tall, with snowy white flowers.[8]


Hernández Sandoval, L.; Zamudio, S.; González-Elizondo, M.; Matías-Palafox, M.; Hernández-Martínez, M.; Sánchez, E.; Clary, K. (2020). "Yucca carnerosana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T117423086A117469977. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T117423086A117469977.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
Tropicos, Yucca carnerosana
McKelvey in Yuccas of the S.W. U.S. 1:24 1938
Aggie horticulture, Texas A&M University, Carneros Yucca, Giant Yucca, Giant Dagger, Palma, Palmilla, Spanish Dagger, Palma Barreta, Palma Samandoca Yucca carnerosana
Encyclopedia of life, Giant Spanish Dagger
Espejo Serena, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1993). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(1): 1-76. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F..
Benny Cactus, Yucca carnerosana

Texas Native Plants Database, Yucca carnerosana

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photo of herbaruim specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden, collected in Nuevo León, Mexico, Yucca carnerosana

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