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Yucca gloriosa L.
Sp. Pl. 1: 319. 1753 [1 May 1753]

Yucca gloriosa Photo by: K.k. Agrawal


See all synonyms of Yucca gloriosa
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Yucca gloriosa L.
Sp. Pl. 1: 319. 1753 [1 May 1753]
Synonymy: 42 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Yucca gloriosa var. recurvifolia (Salisb.) Engelm.
Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 3: 39. 1873
Synonymy: 31 Cultivars (1):

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Tee lily, Mound lily, Adam's needle, Glorious yucca, Lord's candlestick, Moundlily yucca, Palm lily, Roman candle, Sea Islands yucca, Soft-tipped yucca, Spanish bayonet, Spanish dagger
ARABIC ( لعربية ): يوكا مجيدة
GERMAN (Deutsch): Kerzen-Palmlilie
HINDI ( हिन्दी): Adamsui
ITALIAN (Italiano): Pugnale spagnolo, Giucca, Candela del signore, Yucca
NAVAJO (Diné Bizaad): Tsáʼásziʼ nteelí
SPANISH (Español): Champagra del Perú, Yuca brillante, Yuca, Pita, Espino de Cuba, Hamagra del Perú
TONGAN (Faka-Tonga): Heletui fakasepeni
UPPER SORBIAN (Hornjoserbsce): Palmowc

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Yucca gloriosa group

  • Yucca gloriosa L.: (var. gloriosa) Leaf blade mostly erect, rigid; inflorescences extending well beyond rosettes; berries pendent, 5.5–8 cm. Distribution: southeastern USA, from Virginia and North Carolina to Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
  • Yucca gloriosa var. recurvifolia (Salisb.) Engelm.: Leaf blade mostly recurving, flexible; inflorescences barely extending beyond rosettes; berries mostly erect, 2.5–4.5 cm.
  • Yucca gloriosa cv. Aureovariegata: has stiff, sword-shaped leaves striped and edged creamy-yellow that blushes red in the cold months of the year. Garden origin.

27155 matteo Matteo Faggion
Blooming habit at Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Photo by: Matteo Faggion
27471 RapCactus Raimondo Paladini
Yucca gloriosa is comon on the sand dunes along the coast of Italy. Photo by: Raimondo Paladini

27472 RapCactus Raimondo Paladini
Yucca gloriosa Photo by: Raimondo Paladini
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