Family: Agavaceae

Yucca filamentosa
Yucca filamentosa   Haw  -  Yucca

Photo © by Steven Clemants
Taken at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NY, 1999.

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Last Modified 03/20/2013

List of Agavaceae Genera

References to Agavaceae

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  • Clary, K. H.; Simpson, B. B. 1995. Systematics and character evolution of the genus Yucca L. (Agavaceae): Evidence from morphology and molecular analysis. Bol. Soc. Bot. Mexico 56: 77-88.
  • Fernald, M. L. 1944. Overlooked species, transfers and novelties in the flora of eastern North America. Rhodora 46: 1-21, 32-57.
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  • Johnson, R. 1988. The reproductive cost to the yucca plant (Yucca filamentosa L.) in its mutualistic relationship with the yucca moth (Tegeticula yuccasella Riley). J. Tennessee Acad. Sci. 63: 77-8.
  • Lujßn, I. P. 1980. Geographic distribution of the genus Yucca. Cact. Succ. J. (U.S.A.) 52(6): 277-81.
  • Marr, D. L. 2000. Pollen dispersal in Yucca filamentosa (Agavaceae): the paradox of self-pollination behavior by Tegeticula yuccasella (Prodoxidae). Amer. J. Bot. 87: 670-677.
  • Massey, L. K.; Hamrick, J. L. 1998. Genetic diversity and population structure of Yucca filamentosa (Agavaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 85: 340-5.
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  • McKelvey, S. D.; Sax, D. 1933. Taxonomic and cytological relationships of Yucca and Agave. J. Arnold Arbor. 14: 76-81.
  • McKelvey, S. D.; Sax, K. 1933. Taxonomic and cytological relationships of Yucca and Agave. J. Arnold Arbor. 14: 76-81.
  • O'Mara, J. 1931. Chromosome pairing in Yucca flaccida. Cytologia 3: 66-76.
  • Pellmyr, O. 2003. Yuccas, yucca moths, and coevolution: a review. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 90: 35-55.
  • Pellmyr, O.; Huth, C. J. 1994. Evolutionary stability of mutualism between yuccas and yucca moths. Nature (London) 372: 257-60.
  • Pellmyr, O.; Massey, L. K.; Hamrick, J. L.; Feist, M. A. 1997. Genetic consequences of specialization: yucca moth behavior and self-pollination in yuccas. Oecologia 109: 273-8.
  • Ramsay, M.; Schrock, J. R. 1995. The yucca plant and the yucca moth. Kansas School Naturalist 41(2): 1-13.
  • Rau, P. 1945. The yucca plant, Yucca filamentosa, and the yucca moth Tegeticula (Pronuba) yuccasella (Riley): an ecologico-behavior study. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 32: 373-94.
  • Reed, H. S. 1903. The development of the macrosporangium of Yucca filamentosa. Bot. Gaz. 35: 209-14.
  • Riley, C. V. 1892. The yucca moth and yucca pollination. Annual Rep. Missouri Bot. Gard. 3: 99-159 + plates.
  • Schmid, W. G. 1991. The genus Hosta. Timber Press, Portland, OR. , 428 pages. (ISBN 0881922013)
  • Svensson, G. P. 2005. Chemistry and geographic variation of floral scent in Yucca filamentosa (Agavaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 92: 1624-1631.
  • Trelease, W. 1886. The nectary of Yucca. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 13: 135-41.
  • Trelease, W. 1902. The Yucceae. Annual Rep. Missouri Bot. Gard. 13: 27-133 +99 plates.
  • Trelease, W. 1893. Further studies of yuccas and their pollination. Annual Rep. Missouri Bot. Gard. 4: 181-226 + plates.
  • Ward, D. B. 2006. A nomenclatural history of southeastern filiferous Yucca, with selection of a neotype for Y. flaccida. Castanea 71: 80-84.
  • Ward, D. B. 2011. Yucca filamentosa and Yucca flaccida (Agavaceae) are distinct taxa in their type localities. Castanea 76: 222-228.
  • Watkins, G. M. 1936. Chromosome numbers and species characters in Yucca. Amer. J. Bot. 23: 328-33.