Fruit production by <i>Yucca elata</i> Engelm. (Liliaceae) in four Chihuahuan Desert habitats

TitleFruit production by Yucca elata Engelm. (Liliaceae) in four Chihuahuan Desert habitats
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsLaslei RJGilstra, Ludwig J.
JournalThe Southwestern Naturalist
Date Published1985
Call Number00088
Keywordsarticle, articles, journal, journals, plant,Yucca, Yucca, fruit production
AbstractObjectives of this study were: 1) to examine the consistency of the reproductive pattern of Yucca elata in 1983 with that of 1973; 2) to compare fruit production in four habitats along a topographic-edaphic gradient, and ; 3) to determine the best means of predicting the number of fruits produced by Y. elata using caudex height, leaf volume, infructescence stalk volume, stalk height, and stalk diameter at base.