Agave schottii var. schottii

Common names: Schott agave
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 448. Mentioned on page 449, 457, 459.

Leaves 0.7–1.2 cm wide; blade yellowish green with conspicous bud-prints on both surfaces, margins filiferous, apical spine grayish, weak and brittle, 0.8–1.2 cm. Scape 1.6–2.5 m. Inflorescences spicate; peduncle shorter than 2 mm. Flowers 1 or 2–3 per cluster, 2.9–4.2 cm; perianth tube 8–11(–14) × 5–8 mm, limb lobes light yellow; filaments inserted 6–13 mm above perianth base; ovary 0.8–1.5 cm. 2n = 60, 120.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–late summer.
Habitat: Gravelly to rocky places, mostly in desert scrub, grasslands, juniper and oak woodlands
Elevation: 900–2000 m

Distribution

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Ariz., N.Mex., Mexico (Sonora).

Discussion

Agave schottii var. schottii hybridizes with A. deserti var. simplex, A. chrysantha, and possibly A. palmeri or A. parryi var. parryi.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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James L. Reveal +  and Wendy C. Hodgson +
Engelmann +
Schott agave +
Ariz. +, N.Mex. +  and Mexico (Sonora). +
900–2000 m +
Gravelly to rocky places, mostly in desert scrub, grasslands, juniper and oak woodlands +
Flowering late spring–late summer. +
Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis +
Agave schottii var. schottii +
Agave schottii +
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