Agave shawii var. shawii
Phenology: Flowering winter–mid spring.
Habitat: Coastal bluffs with coastal sage scrub and chaparral
Elevation: 0–100 m
Agave shawii was abundant in southern California at the beginning of the twentieth century. Since then, unrestricted collecting and habitat destruction reduced the populations significantly. By 1969 the species was believed to occur in California only within the U.S. Navy area at Point Loma (Moran 16707, DES, SD). At present, native populations are known only from Border Fields State Park north of Tijuana, although plants have been introduced at other locales.
|Author||James L. Reveal + and Wendy C. Hodgson +|
|Common name||Shaw agave +|
|Elevation||0–100 m +|
|Habitat||Coastal bluffs with coastal sage scrub and chaparral +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
|Phenology||Flowering winter–mid spring. +|
|Synonym||Agave orcuttiana + and Agave pachyacantha +|
|Taxon name||Agave shawii var. shawii +|
|Taxon parent||Agave shawii +|
|Taxon rank||variety +|
|Volume||Volume 26 +|