Agave schottii var. schottii

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


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


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