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Leuchtenbergia principis Hook.
Curtis's Botanical Magazine 74: pi. 4393. 1848; et: Salm-Dyck. Cact. 177 (1850)
Family: CACTACEAE

Leuchtenbergia principis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
SB566 (Collector: Steven Brack) Locality: Hipolito, Coahuila, Mexico. It has a strong underground napiform root and in time forms an almost caudiciform trunk. It doesn't look like a cactus at all, the tubercles are 10-13 cm long and look like triangular agave-like leaves; Hence the common name "Agave Cactus"

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Leuchtenbergia principis Hook.
Curtis's Botanical Magazine 74: pi. 4393. 1848; et: Salm-Dyck. Cact. 177 (1850)
Synonymy: 7
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Agave Cactus, Cob Cactus, Prism Cactus
FRENCH (Français): Leuchtenbergia
ITALIAN (Italiano): Leuchtenbergia
LITHUANIAN (Lietuvių): Kresnuolės, Švelnioji kresnuolė
PORTUGUESE (Português): Leuchtenbergia
ROMANIAN (Română): Agave cactus
SPANISH (Español): Biznaga palmilla de San Pedro, Cactus agave
SWEDISH (Svenska): Prismakaktus

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Leuchtenbergia principis group



3958 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Leuchtenbergia principis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
10021 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Leuchtenbergia principis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

15614 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Leuchtenbergia principis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
3961 andrea Andrea B.
Leuchtenbergia principis Photo by: Andrea B.

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Leuchtenbergia principis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
17123 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Leuchtenbergia principis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

15613 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Leuchtenbergia principis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
23262 julio Julio C. García
Leuchtenbergia principis Photo by: Julio C. García

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