Yucca grandiflora

Yucca grandiflora Gentry[2] is a plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to the Sierra Madre Occidental in the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora.[3][4][5]

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Y. grandiflora
Binomial name
Yucca grandiflora

Common names include Sahualiqui and Large-flowered Yucca. The Pima Bajo peoples of the region sometimes eat the immature fruits.[6]

It has a wide range, although it has a very low population density where it occurs.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ayala-Hernández, M.M.; Solano, E. (2020). "Yucca grandiflora". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  2. ^ H.S. Gentry, Madrono 14: 51-53. 1957.
  3. ^ Gentry, H.S. 1972 The Agave family in Sonora. USDA Agricultural Handbook 399.
  4. ^ Southwestern Biodiversity Yucca grandiflora, map
  5. ^ Laferrière, Joseph E. 1994. Vegetation and flora of the Mountain Pima village of Nabogame, Chihuahua, Mexico. Phytologia 77:102-140.
  6. ^ Laferrière, Joseph E., Charles W. Weber and Edwin A. Kohlhepp. 1991. Use and nutritional composition of some traditional Mountain Pima plant foods. Journal of Ethnobiology 11(1):93-114.