giant yucca, spineless yucca
Wikipedia lists: 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 ghiesbreghtii Baker; Yucca guatemalensis Baker; Yucca lenneana Baker; Yucca mazelii W.Watson; Yucca mooreana Baker; Yucca roezlii Baker
Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Monocotyledons
An arborescent monocot with a single or multiple stem; leaves firm to rigid but not spine tipped.
An occasional indoor or outdoor plant in NZ. One wild collection of a rooted plant that appeared to have arisen from dumped garden waste.
Yucca gloriosa is much more common in the wild in NZ than Y. gigantea and it has spine-tipped leaves.
root suckers, cuttings, seeds
2010 (first record was Patea, Taranaki)
Reason for introduction
yucca: An name derived from a language in the Carib group, denoting another plant and mistakenly applied to this taxa.
Fact sheet prepared by Colin C Ogle, 14 Oct 2016