Yucca aloifolia L., Sp. pl. 1:319. 1753 (Syn: Dracaena lenneana Regel; Sarcoyucca aloifolia (L.) Linding.; Yucca aloifolia var. arcuata (Haw.) Trel. …………………………..; Yucca arcuata Haw.; Yucca atkinsii Baker; Yucca conspicua Haw.; Yucca crenulata Haw.; Yucca draconis L.; Yucca haruckeriana Crantz; Yucca parmentieri Carrière [Illegitimate]; Yucca purpurea Baker; Yucca quadricolor Baker; Yucca serrulata Haw.; Yucca striata auct.; Yucca tenuifolia Haw.; Yucca tricolor Baker; Yucca yucatana Engelm.);
Spanish Dagger/ Bayonet, Adam’s Needle, Palm Lily, Roman Candle • Manipuri: যেরুম লৈ Yerum lei;
As per efi thread:
The stiff erect leaves of Yucca aloifolia L.have fine sharp marginal teeth and a brown, sharp terminal spine which distinguishes it from Yucca gloriosa

Yucca aloifolia is an evergreen Tree growing to 7.5 m (24ft 7in) at a slow
rate. It is hardy to zone 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from May to
June, and the seeds ripen in September. The flowers are hermaphrodite
(have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Self.
The plant is self-fertile

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds;
Fruit – raw or cooked[257]. A thick, succulent mass of bitter-sweet juicy flesh[82]. The fruit is up to 10 cm long and 4cm wide[229]. Flowers – raw or cooked[177]. They are delicious raw, or can be dried, crushed and used as a flavouring. A crisp texture[183]. Flowering stem – peeled and boiled[177, 183]. Used like asparagus.
The fruit is purgative[240]. The boiled and mashed root, mixed with oil, has been used as a salve in the treatment of various complaints[257].
A fibre obtained from the leaves is used for making ropes, baskets and mats[169]. Narrow, split leaf strips have been used as sewing material for coiled plaques[257]. The leaves have been used in several types of basketry[257]. The leaf splints have been used as brushes to apply colour to pottery[257]. The leaves can be split and used as a temporary string[257]. The roots are rich in saponins and can be used as a soap substitute. They are crushed and then placed in water to form suds that are used in bathing and shampooing[257]. The juice from the plant has been used as a varnish[257].
(From PFAF).

Ornamental Plant For ID : Way to Jim Corbett : 240613 : AK-3 : Attachments (1). 6 posts by 3 authors.
Saw this ornamental, potted, plant on 22/3/13, on way to Corbett at a restaurant.
This time, I did check the leaves.
Leaf end is needle sharp and not soft.

Yucca I hope

Could this be Yucca aloifolia ‘Purple’ ?

you are right this is Yucca aloifolia ‘Purple’

Garden Plant For ID : California : 14NOV14 : AK-33 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Garden Plant seen in San Francisco on 1/10/14.
Could be Yucca Species?

It looks like Yucca rigida.

not yucca rigida

its yucca aloifolia “purpurea”
this is not yucca rigida
the canopy form is different , and so is the color… its yucca aloifolia “purpurea”
if you gooole just this term above  you wont see tree forms, only young plants with violet leaves in pots…
but if you google “yucca aloifolia variants” you’ll see violet you’ll see tree forms and further down the page see violet leaved yucca.
see what you think

Thanks for the corrected id.


Flora of Haryana- Agavaceae member for id-17072011-001 : 13 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1)
pls id this large 6-8 ft high agavaceae shrubfrom Cactus park Panchkula

Is it what we call Gaypat in Marathi? Agave sp ? Example of viviperi?
The infloresence is used as hat stand.

agave americana

It does not appear to be Agave americana

May be some Furcraea species.

It looks like a Yucca species. Perhaps Yucca gloriosa.

Thanks, …, But does not Yucca inflorescence look different here:
/species/a—l/ar/asparagaceae/yucca  ?

I think this is how they look while flowers are in the bud stage. Please see this link

but this is why the maker of pictures may have to touch and feel the leaf swords/blades and look for sharp ends etc. inflorescence is often not the ultimate diagnostic feature.

Thanks, …, As per efi thread:
The stiff erect leaves of Yucca aloifolia L.have fine sharp marginal teeth and a brown, sharp terminal spine which distinguishes it from Yucca gloriosa
In view it may be Yucca aloifolia L.rather than Yucca gloriosa

Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai- Nov’10?; Please identify this tree – efloraofindia | Google Groups


SK 3730 09 June 2023 – Asparagaceae: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Himalayan Fresh Coffee, Naubise, Dhading, Nepal 
Date: 29 May 2023
Elevation: 1097 m.
Habit : Cultivated 
Yucca gloriosa L.??

I think it is Yucca aloifolia as per images at

I agree with … that it is different from Y.glorissa.

Am attaching photos of Y.glorissa  growing in my lawn. It is much shorter and leaf margins are smooth.




The Plant List  GRIN  Flora of Pakistan  India Biodiversity Portal  PFAF  Yucca aloifolia – Spanish Dagger
Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary edited by C.P. Khare