Agave palmeri

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Agave palmeri Engelm.

Agavaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   8

Moisture: dry

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

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate-lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Agave palmeri is a succulent shrub.

Naming

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

Taxonomy

Agave palmeri 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 shrubs reach heights of 2,4 to 4,7 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Agave palmeri is evergreen. The fern-green, simple leaves are basal. They are ovate-lanceolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Agave palmeri produces white funnel-shaped flowers from May to September.

The shrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Agave palmeri is native to Mexico and the Southwest of the US.

Cultivation

The shrubs 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 down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

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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