Yucca whipplei


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Noun1.Yucca whipplei - yucca of southwestern United States and Mexico with a tall spike of creamy white flowersYucca whipplei - yucca of southwestern United States and Mexico with a tall spike of creamy white flowers
yucca - any of several evergreen plants of the genus Yucca having usually tall stout stems and a terminal cluster of white flowers; warmer regions of North America
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On the basis of a detailed study of Yucca whipplei, covering the histology (Diggle & DeMason, 1983a, b) and audiography (DeMason & Diggle, 1984) observations, it was concluded that the PTM and the monocot cambium (referred to by them as STM) are ontogenetically related to each other and "function as a single entity during the growth and development of the vegetative stem".
But Kanno can reel off the Latin and common names of every plant and tree, from a quercus lobatas, or native Valley oak, to yucca whipplei, or desert century plant, to a euphorbia millii, or crown of thorns.
The noteworthy fact -- or as children's writer Margaret Wise Brown might have said, the important thing -- about Our Lord's Candle, Yucca whipplei, is its bristling armor.