Agave univittata

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Agave univittata Haw.

Agavaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

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

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

149C / add664 

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 univittata is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Agave univittata was described by Adrian Hardy Haworth. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Agave univittata 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 are comparatively long-lived and reach heights of 30 to 90 centimetres.

Leaves

Agave univittata is evergreen. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation. The surface of the leaves is glabrous.

Flowers and Fruits

Agave univittata produces greenish funnel-shaped flowers from May to June. The plants are hermaphroditic.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

The plants form fibrous roots.

Distribution

Agave univittata is native to Mexico.

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 down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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