Agave parryi subsp. neomexicana

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Agave parryi subsp. neomexicana (Wooton & Standl.) B.Ullrich

Agavaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   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: 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 parryi subsp. neomexicana is a succulent shrub.

Naming

Agave parryi subsp. neomexicana was already described and the name validly published by Elmer Ottis Wooton and Paul Carpenter Standley. It was Bernd Ullrich, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1992.

Taxonomy

Agave parryi subsp. neomexicana is a subspecies 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 45 to 60 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Agave parryi subsp. neomexicana is evergreen. The yellow-green, simple leaves are basal. They are ovate-lanceolate with spiny margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Agave parryi subsp. neomexicana produces panicles of yellow funnel-shaped flowers from May to June.

The shrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Agave parryi subsp. neomexicana is native to Mexico, Southwest Texas and New Mexico.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady 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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