Yucca gigantea Lem., Ill. Hort. 6(Misc.): 91 1859. (syn: Dracaena lennei Baker; Dracaena yuccoides Baker; Sarcoyucca elephantipes Linding., nom. superfl.; Yucca eleana W.Watson; Yucca elephantipes Regel ex Trel., nom. illeg.; Yucca elephantipes var. ghiesbreghtii Molon; Yucca elephantipes var. gigantea (Lem.) Molon, nom. superfl.; Yucca ghiesbreghtii Baker, pro syn.; Yucca guatemalensis Baker; Yucca lenneana Baker; Yucca mazelii W.Watson; Yucca mooreana Baker; Yucca roezlii Baker, pro syn.);
Central Mexico to Central America: Native to: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá; Introduced into: Ecuador, El Salvador, Leeward Is., Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain as per POWO;
Ornamental Tree, probably Yucca Species seen in Fremont on 28/9/14.
If Yucca, never seen one so big.
it branches after the first flowering and keeps on producing flowers in the new rosettes of leaves
i would like to see the leaf tips in the older rosettes, not the one with flowers..
Thanks a lot … Here is the close-up of the lower leaves near the trunk.
that’s as far as i will go… not a written in stone diagnosis… though, can be changed…
BESIDES: Yuccas developed during the Eocene epoch and so did its pollinator moths..
I welcome them, and often look forward to them , often with some great eagerness, but…
I am not going to guess or argue about the species id.. in this case. My knowledge goes so far, that’s it..
Only, if some guy or gal in the southwest USA who has studied these all his/her scientific life or grown them with equal zeal and knowledge … I welcome his or her opinion regarding a Joshua tree or its relative which may not qualify to be called a joshua tree.
Yucca gigantea Lem. ??