Hesperoyucca whipplei (Torrey) Baker ex Trelease

Very widespread, robust plant occuring from Baja California to California. Attractive plant that dies after flowering. Forms very symmetrical, dense rosettes and an impressive inflorescence

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First Description


Annual Report of the Missouri Botanical Garden 4: 208, 1893




Synonyms


Yucca californica Groenland (1858)
    (Revue Horticole, ser. 4: 434, 1858)




Yucca graminifolia Wood (1868)
    (Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 20: 167, 1868)




Yucca whipplei Torrey (1861) (Basionym)
    (Report Upon the Colorado River of the West 3 (Botany): 29, 1861)




Yucca whipplei ssp. caespitosa (Jones) Haines (1941)
    (Madroņo 6: 43, 1941)




Yucca whipplei ssp. eremica Epling & Haines (1957)
    (Brittonia 9: 172, 1957)




Yucca whipplei ssp. intermedia Haines (1941)
    (Madroņo 6: 43-44, 1941)




Yucca whipplei ssp. parishii (Jones) Haines (1941)
    (Madroņo 6: 44-45, 1941)




Yucca whipplei ssp. percursa Haines (1941)
    (Madroņo 6: 43, 1941)




Yucca whipplei ssp. rigata Afferni & Drovandi (2004)
    (Piante Grasse 24(3): 92, ills., 2004)



Yucca whipplei ssp. typica Haines (1941)
    (Madroņo 6: 44, 1941)




Yucca whipplei var. caespitosa Jones (1929)
    (Contributions to Western Botany 15: 59, 1929)




Hesperoyucca whipplei var. graminifolia (Wood) Trelease (1893)
    (Annual Report of the Missouri Botanical Garden 4: 215, 1893)




Yucca whipplei var. intermedia (Haines) Webber (1953)
    (Yuccas of the Southwest: 34, 1953)




Yucca whipplei var. parishii Jones (1929)
    (Contributions to Western Botany 15: 59, 1929)




Yucca whipplei var. percursa (Haines) Webber (1953)
    (Yuccas of the Southwest: 35, 1953)





Literature


McKelvey, S. D.: A Verification of the Occurrence of Yucca Whipplei in Arizona: 1934



Greenhouse, J. A. & Strother, J. L.: Hesperoyucca whipplei and Yucca whipplei (Agavaceae), 2002




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Basic Data

Diameter

up to 120cm

Inflorescence

up to 3.5m

Flower Color

white

Flowering Time

May - June

Reproduction

seed, vegetative

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Natural Location

Occurrence

Arizona, California, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Sonora


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Adult

Inflorescence

Flower

Various

Various

Various

Various

Various

 


Indoor Summer

Exposition

sunny to half shady

Watering

plenty


Indoor Winter

Temperature

keep frost free

Soil

keep slightly moist


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