Phenology: Flowering mid spring–early fall.
Habitat: Gravelly calcareous slopes in grasslands and oak-juniper woodlands
Elevation: 600–1600 m
Of conservation concern.
H. S. Gentry (1982) applied Agave ×glomeruliflora to a series of hybrids involving A. lechuguilla (subg. Littaea) and A. gracilipes, A. havardiana, and A. parryi var. neomexicana (subg. Agave), representing “all those cases of the racemose inflorescence seconded by the loose corneous margins of leaves intermediate in width between the wide leaves of the above cited species and A. lechuguilla.” However, A. ×glomeruliflora should probably be more appropriately applied only to crosses and back-crosses between A. lechuguilla and A. havardiana.
Unlike species of subg. Littaea, this hybrid (and others that result from intersubgeneric crosses) exhibits the more open inflorescence types of subg. Agave in that the scape is dominated by clusters of flowers on more or less well-defined lateral branches.
|Author||James L. Reveal + and Wendy C. Hodgson +|
|Basionym||Agave heteracantha +|
|Common name||Chisos agave +|
|Elevation||600–1600 m +|
|Habitat||Gravelly calcareous slopes in grasslands and oak-juniper woodlands +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
|Phenology||Flowering mid spring–early fall. +|
|Synonym||Agave chisosensis +|
|Taxon name||Agave ×glomeruliflora +|
|Taxon parent||Agave +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 26 +|