Plant Species of the Bright Angel Trail:
banana yucca, Yucca baccata
See Plant Guide to Bright Angel Trail for an introduction to this page, especially the Introduction To These Species Pages.
This page is just a shell to hold my photographs and reference information for now, so that readers can see the photographs and this taxon. The identification status, voucher info, and discussion of the species will be added in the future.
Identification status: .
From a SEINet search on 29 September 2007, there are vouchers of this species from the Coconino County portion of the Grand Canyon. The nearest are at: ; and . Note that there may be additional vouchers at other herbaria not available through SEINet.
First occurrence on Bright Angel Trail: mile 0.43, elevation 6606 feet (2014 m). The first off-trail specimens are at mile 0.34, elevation 6662 feet (2031 m).
Number of plants along Trail: at least 10 plants were found in at least 9 different locations in September 2007.
From 5 September 2007, off-trail plants at mile 0.34:
From 6 September 2007, on-trail plants at mile 0.43:
See Resources for Grand Canyon Flora for further information on most of these references. Entries in the second column are either the name used in that source or a page reference. The name is linked to online pages when available. If a given reference does not contain this taxon, the entry is either left blank or contains a hyphen.
Family Agavaceae Scientific Name Yucca baccata 1987 Grand Canyon Flora Name Yucca baccata 1987 Grand Canyon Flora page 13 SEINet Image Page Yucca baccata USDA Plants Yucca baccata Flora of North America Yucca baccata Jepson Manual for California treatment Yucca baccata Jepson Manual illustration page 1213 Kearney and Peebles Name Yucca baccata Kearney and Peebles Page # 187 Vascular Plants of AZ name Vascular Plants of AZ volume: page Huisinga et al 2006 name Yucca baccata Huisinga et al 2006 page numbers 82-83 Epple Name Yucca baccata Epple description page # 29 Epple pix # 144 McDougall 1964 name Yucca baccata McDougall 1964 page # 67 Brian 2000 Name Phillips 1979 name Yucca baccata Phillips 1979 page # 7 Stockert 1967 name Yucca baccata Stockert 1967 page # 12
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Last Update: 3 October 2007