The flower by Rebou, Wikipedia.org.
This member of the Agavaceae
given this name by
in 1907. In 1933,
Karl Hermann Leonhard
Lindinger suggested it as member f the new genera; Sarcoyucca,
but it remains known as Yucca. It is found in
Desert in Mexico, growing in a well
drained limestone soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex
can grow to 30 centimetres or more in diameter while the stemless
leaves reaches 30 centimetres in length. The flowers are dark red
outside and white inside.
The genera name is from Yuca,
the name in St. Domingo for a totally different plant. The species
is named in honour of its finder:
Dr. R. Endlich.
the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Agavaceae
is now part of the Asparagaceae.