Agave deserti

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Agave deserti Engelm.

Agavaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: dry

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Amaryllidales

Agave deserti is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Agave deserti was described by Georg Engelmann. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Agave deserti is a species in the genus Agave which contains approximately 257 to 341 species and belongs to the family of the Agavaceae (Century-plant Family). The type species of the genus is Agave americana.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 40 to 50 centimetres.

Leaves

Agave deserti is evergreen. The mid-green, simple leaves are basal. They are lanceolate with spiny margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Agave deserti produces panicles of yellow funnel-shaped flowers from May to June.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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