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Pakistan | Family List | Agavaceae

1. Yucca L., Sp. Pl. 319. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5.150.1754; Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 6:3529.1917; Kazmi & Jehan in Sultania 3:24.1977.


Shrubby plants, usually with a trunk. Leaves in rosettes at the base, stiff, often toothed with pungent apices. Flowers nodding, pedicellate, in erect panicles. Perianth campanulate, segments free. Filaments fleshy, included; anthers small, hardly distinguished from the filaments. Ovary superior; style usually short, stigma 3-lobed. Fruit a capsule or fleshy and berry-like.

A genus of 40 species found in Southern U.S., Mexico and West Indies. Represented in Pakistan by a single naturalised species.

Lower Taxon


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