Yucca sp. is a slow-growing plant and native to the Chihuahuan desert. It has a bushy, tree-like appearance and can reach up to 32ft. It develops mainly on slopes and stony soils and flowers between March and April. Ixtle, or Tampico fiber, is extracted from its leaves and offers a resistant natural fiber used to make textiles.


  • Title: Yuca spp.
  • Creator: Nicolás Sánchez-Mejorada Girault
  • Location Created: Cuatro Ciénegas de Carranza, Coahuila.
  • Type: Photograph
  • Contributor: Héctor Fernando Arocha Garza
  • Rights: Nicolás Sánchez-Mejorada Girault, Genesis 4C

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