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Agave ID's

Postby NorfolkExotics » Tue May 08, 2018 4:42 pm

I have been in an enigmatic state as to what these plants are for a while. I would be grateful for any help on the matter.

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Re: Agave ID's

Postby agavedave » Tue May 08, 2018 6:53 pm

The first one , I thought lophantha but the teeth seem a bit more irregular, see attached pic' for comparison? This one is turning into monster already bursting out of a 50cm pot.

Second one lurida?

Third one, Agave shrevei ssp. matapensis

from Gentry

"Small to medium, light gray glaucous, rather open rosettes, suckering late and sparsely; leaves short-lanceolate, 30-45 x 8-14 cm, mostly plane to conduplicate toward apex, the larger teeth in the mid-blade down-flexed, the margin nearly straight to undulate"

very nice - does it pup?

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Re: Agave ID's

Postby NorfolkExotics » Wed May 09, 2018 1:58 pm

Thanks, I had never considered anything other than Parryanae for the 3rd one. Lurida seems to fit for the 3rd one as well (I was getting confused with desmettiana for some reason). I can see how the first one possibly fits in to the Marginatae group so because it seems to have intestinal spines, I was thinking along the lines of a younger Horrida?
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Re: Agave ID's

Postby Liz M » Wed May 09, 2018 6:32 pm

The fourth one appears to be Agave attenuata.
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Re: Agave ID's

Postby NorfolkExotics » Tue May 15, 2018 11:03 pm

I think 4 has too many marginal spines to be attenuata?

I am now going to be a pain and add these guys for id's. Again, thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Agave ID's

Postby Cactus Jack » Wed May 16, 2018 9:56 pm

Wow Agavedave that Lophantha :!: :!: :mrgreen:
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