Agave schottii var. treleasei

(Toumey) Kearney & Peebles

J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 29: 474. 1939

Common names: Trelease agave
Endemic
Basionyms: Agave treleasei Toumey Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 12: 75, plates 32, 33. 1901 (as treleasii)
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 448. Mentioned on page 443.

Leaves 1.2–2.5 cm wide; blade deep green, without bud-prints, margins nonfiliferous, apical spine brown, stout and firm, 1.2–1.9 cm. Scape 2–4 m. Inflorescences subspicate to narrowly racemose-paniculate; peduncle 0.4–4 cm. Flowers 2(–6) per cluster, 3.5–5 cm; perianth tube 11 × 13 mm, limb lobes deep yellow; filaments inserted 8 mm above perianth base; ovary 1.6 cm.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–summer.
Habitat: Gravelly to rocky places, mostly in desert scrub, grasslands, juniper and oak woodlands
Elevation: 1100–2000 m

Discussion

Agave schottii var. treleasei may be of a hybrid origin involving A. chrysantha or A. palmeri and A. schottii var. schottii.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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James L. Reveal +  and Wendy C. Hodgson +
(Toumey) Kearney & Peebles +
Agave treleasei +
Trelease agave +
1100–2000 m +
Gravelly to rocky places, mostly in desert scrub, grasslands, juniper and oak woodlands +
Flowering late spring–summer. +
J. Wash. Acad. Sci. +
Agave schottii var. treleasei +
Agave schottii +
variety +