Mystery Plant--strikes yet again

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Wed Jul 23 10:01:34 CDT 1997

At 04:39 PM 7/23/97 +0100, James Morley wrote:
>> The plant could well be Yucca shidigera (although I'll leave a
taxonomist to
>> comment on the validity of that name).
>I have checked on Index Kewensis and can find no record to this name having
>been validly published.  Can anyone help clear up which species we are

Yucca Schidigera K.E. Ortgies is how it's listed in the Jepson Manual
(California). I collected some last year for Gerard Killeen, who was
identifying the saponins. He moved from Eire to the U.S.; does anyone have
an e-mail for him?

Curtis Clark             
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