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Useful Temperate Plants

Yucca endlichiana

Trel.

Asparagaceae

+ Synonyms

Sarcoyucca endlichiana (Trel.) Linding.

Common Name: Pitilla

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General Information

Yucca endlichiana is an evergreen, succulent, perennial plant, forming a rosette of spear-shaped leaves. The plant propagates by rhizomes and forms colonies from 1 to 3 metres in diameter[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre. It is grown as an ornamental, valued especially for its red flowers[
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Yucca endlichiana is only found in five to six locations, both its population and its habitat are in decline due to the illegal collection of plants and seeds for horticulture, overgrazing and road construction. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2020)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southern N. America - northeast Mexico (Coahuila)

Habitat

Desert scrub, growing on gentle slopes of sandy soils with a rocky, basaltic substrate; at elevations from 1,000 0 1,600 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsMoths
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A fibre is obtained from the leaves that is used locally to make handicrafs such as belts and sandals[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Propagation

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

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