Yucca gloriosa

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Yucca gloriosa L.
  • Synonyms : Yucca acuminata Sweet
  • Common Name : Adam's Needle, Spanish Dagger
  • Plant Family : Agavaceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 28
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Van Chetana Kendra

About Yucca gloriosa Plant :

  • Habit : A larger shrub.
  • Leaves : Stiff, radical or on the stem, round about, lanceolate, sharp-pointed.
  • Flowers :
    • Cream-white, with reddish tinge, large on a big terminal panicle of many flowers.
    • Perianth cup-shaped, waxy in texture, opening and fragrant at night, drooping, segments 6, connate at base.
    • Stamens 6, hypogynous anthers large.
    • Ovary superior, sessile, 3-celled, style thick, stigma 3-lobed.
  • Fruit : Capsule 6-ridged.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - September
  • Significance : Commonly cultivated in the gardens.