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Key to Yucca

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(For a list of species in Yucca, use the above link.)

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1. Leaf margins minute-serrate, not fibrous-shredding; leaf 15–35 cm; fruit dry, spongy, or leathery in youth, spreading to erect in age; s High Sierra Nevada (e slope), Tehachapi Mountain Area, e East of Sierra Nevada, Mojave Desert ..... Y. brevifolia

1' Leaf margins fibrous-shredding, not serrate; leaf 30–150 cm; fruit fleshy in youth, pendent in age; s Southwestern California, s Mojave Desert, e Desert Mountains, nw Sonoran Desert

2. Stem ± 0 or short-decumbent, rosettes at tips, ± at ground; perianth parts 5–13 cm, fused > 1 mm; e Desert Mountains ..... Y. baccata var. baccata

2' Stem erect, rosettes at tips, well above ground; perianth parts 3–5 cm, free or fused < 1 mm; s Southwestern California (San Diego Co.), s Mojave Desert, nw Sonoran Desert ..... Y. schidigera


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