Samuela faxonia Trel.
Sarcoyucca australis (Trel.) Linding.
Sarcoyucca macrocarpa (Torr.) Linding.
Yucca australis Trel. (1893)
Yucca australis valida M.E.Jones
Yucca baccata macrocarpa Torr.
Yucca macrocarpa (Torr.) Coville
Yucca torreyi Shafer
Yucca faxoniana is an evergreen, succulent, rosette-forming perennial plant with leaves that can be 43 - 115cm long and 3 - 8cm wide. The plant gradually develops a trunk that can be simple or with 2 - 4 branches, growing up to 5 metres long and around 30cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre. An ornamental plant, it is often used in landscaping in the arid regions of New Mexico, Arizona and Texas[
Yucca faxoniana has a wide range and even though it is scarce, it has no major threats and it occurs within protected areas. Even though it occurs in an area that has been shifting for cattle ranching, it occurs in drier areas that are not as threatened by this activity. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2020)[
Southern N. America - southeastern New Mexico, western Texas, northeastern Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila)
Rocky and gravelly mountain slopes, plains in xerophyllous scrub.; at elevations from 800 - 2,100 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Fruits pendent, baccate, indehiscent, elongate, 3.6 - 13.6 × 1.8 - 3.6 cm, fleshy, succulent[
]. We have no specific information on edibility, but this species is close to Yucca baccata which has edible fruits[
A fibre obtained from the leaves is used by native peoples[