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The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California

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Names are linked to treatments from the Manual


Key to YUCCA

N.B.: couplets are linked, e.g., 1. is linked to 1'.

  1. Leaf margins strongly fibrous-shredding; fruit ± pendent
 
    2. Aboveground stem ± 0; perianth 5–13 cm; young fruit fleshy; eastern Desert Mountains
Y. baccata
    2' Aboveground stem conspicuous, generally few-branched; perianth 3–5 cm; young fruit ± dry; s Southwestern California, s Mojave Desert, nw Sonoran Desert
Y. schidigera
  1' Leaf margins minutely serrate (not at all fibrous-shredding); fruit spreading to erect
 
    3. Plant tree-like (rosettes aerial); leaves 20–35 cm, ± dark green; Mojave Desert
Y. brevifolia
    3' Aboveground stem ± 0 (rosettes ± basal); leaves generally 40–100 cm, ± gray-green; s Sierra Nevada, s South Coast Ranges, Southwestern California
Y. whipplei


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