Province distribution : Balearic Islands.
Distribution in the islands : Mallorca. Minorca.
General distribution : America
Flowering time : January. February. March. April. May. November. December.
Life-forms : Phanerophyte.
Habitat : Gardens and naturalizated in beaches, in open plains, and in open rocky slopes at elevations from sea level to 460 m.
Uses and properties : Edible or foodstuffs. Furniture, construction and tools.
Characteristics : A plant that can develop a small trunk up to a meter in height. The leaves are sword shaped and are straight, rigid, upwardly directed and without marginal teeth (leaves 130 cm. in length by 12 cm. in width). The terminal spine is long (up to 2,5 cm.), conical, dark brown and not decurrent. The inflorescence is 5 to 6 m. in height with 10-15 ramifications on the upper part.
Observations : This is considered to be a sterile hybrid, strictly ornamental in origin.
Status : Alien species.