Agave schottii var. schottii

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Common names: Schott agave
Found 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

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.

References

None.

AuthorJames L. Reveal + and Wendy C. Hodgson +
Common nameSchott agave +
Elevation900–2000 m +
HabitatGravelly to rocky places, mostly in desert scrub, grasslands, juniper and oak woodlands +
IllustratorBee F. Gunn +
PhenologyFlowering late spring–late summer. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAgave schottii var. schottii +
Taxon parentAgave schottii +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 26 +