Sarcoyucca periculosa (Baker) Linding.
Yucca baccata circinata (Baker) Voss
Yucca baccata periculosa (Baker) Voss
Yucca circinata Baker
Common Name: Izote
Yucca periculosa is a tree-like evergreen perennial plant with a much-branched main trunk, the branches starting about 100 - 200cm from the base of the trunk. The plant can grow up to 10 metres tall, with a rosette of long, sword-shaped leaves at the apex of each stem[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials. It is grown locally as a living fence and much more widely as an ornamental.
Yucca periculosa has suffered habitat fragmentation and population reduction due to road opening and urbanization in its range The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2020)[
Southwest N. America - southern Mexico (Veracruz to Oaxaca)
Plains and valleys with deep soils and gentle slopes with stony and limestone soils, where it forms part of the desert matorral, xerophillous scrub; at elevations from 1,500 - 2,000 metres[
|Conservation Status||Near Threatened
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
The plants are grown as a living fence[
The leaves are used for roofing[
]. (Probably as a thatch))
The fibrous leaves are torn into strips and used as a string[
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