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Useful Temperate Plants

Yucca declinata

Laferr.

Asparagaceae

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General Information

Yucca declinata is an evergreen, succulent plant
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Yucca declinata is only known from a couple of collections and there is insufficient information on its range, population trends and threats to assess it. The plant is classified as 'Data Deficient' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2020)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southwest N. America - northwest Mexico (Sonora)

Habitat

Mainly found on rocky, volcanic, or limestone hills and valleys with clay soils, also growing in open oak woodland; at elevations from 750 - 1,230 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusData Deficient
Edibility Rating *  *
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked. Known as dátiles, the fruits are gathered from the wild and eaten[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
]. Dátiles are used traditionally in combination with different vegetables to make salads, or they are mixed and cooked with staple foods such as beans and tortillas[
1838
Title
Ethnobotany of Agave lecheguilla and Yucca carnerosana in Mexico's Zona Ixtlera
Publication
Economic Botany, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct. - Dec., 1980), pp. 376-390
Author
Sheldon S.
Website
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4254218
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1980
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2022-08-15. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Yucca+declinata>

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