Yucca aloifolia L. (Images by Aarti S Khale (Id by Ushadi & validation by Ajinkya Gadave), V S Kulkarni (Id by Tabish) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))


Yucca gloriosa L. (Images by Gurcharan Singh, Surajit Koley & Aarti S Khale (Id by Gurcharan Singh) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))


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 


Floral Database of Tamilnadu


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Tree Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Temperate America
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. III, 1989; Gamble & Fischer, 1957
Nilgiri,  Salem



Botanical name Family Common name
Yucca aloifolia Agavaceae Spanish Dagger

Yucca aloifolia L. (S.E. United States. Naturalized elsewhere)

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1983)- Details-
Encyclopaedia of world medicinal plants, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah (2006)- Details-
‎Yucca (‎Asparagaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Yucca (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

Pl. go through Yucca page (‎‎‎‎‎‎Asparagaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.