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Agave filifera subs. schidigera f. compacta hort.

Family: AGAVACEAE

Agave filifera subs. schidigera f. compacta Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
(Dwarf compact form) The small size, very decorative symmetrical leaves and toothless nature combine to make this a very desirable plant for container growing. It is one of the prettiest and most sought after Agaves. It is decorated with thin white curly marginal fibres spreading in all directions and with very ornamental white bud imprints. These imprints vary in tone and become more noticeable with age.

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave filifera subs. schidigera f. compacta hort.
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave filifera Salm-Dyck
Hort. Dyck. (1834) 309.
Synonymy: 12 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave filifera f. cristata

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave filifera subs. microceps Kimnach
Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 67: 309-310, fig. 1995 6128
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave filifera subs. multifilifera (Gentry) B.Ullrich
Brit. Cact. Succ. J. 10: 66. 1992 comb. & stat. nov.
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave filifera subs. schidigera (Lem.) B.Ullrich
Brit. Cact. Succ. J. 10(3): 65 (1992)
Synonymy: 15 Cultivars (1):
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Agave Durango Delight, Agave Shidigera Compact

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Agave filifera group

  • Agave filifera Salm-Dyck: Forms tight rosettes of narrow, hairy, stiff dull-green leaves with very sharp terminal spines.
  • Agave filifera f. cristata: This is one the very few known crested agaves, it forms a strange fan shaped, wavy rosette.
  • Agave filifera subs. schidigera (Lem.) B.Ullrich: Small or medium sized plant that forms stemless rosette to 60 to 90. It is decorated with thin white curly marginal fibres spreading in all directions which sometimes are very dense.
  • Agave filifera subs. schidigera f. compacta hort.: Very compact, small, symmetrical plant, growing to 20-30 cm wide and 20-25 cm tall. Leaves decorated with thin white curly marginal fibres and with very ornamental white bud imprints.
  • Agave filifera subs. schidigera cv. Shira Ito No Hoi: Rosette is composed of dark green leaves, each highlighted by a creamy-white border and curly white hairs.
  • Agave x leopoldiiAgave х leopoldii hort. ex G.Nicholson: Miniature hybrid species (A. filifera x A.filifera var. schidigiera) that has lots of fibres peeling off its short, very narrow leaves, and lots of suckers.
  • Agave х leopoldii cv. Hammer Time: The leaves are slightly elongated with a golden stripe down their edges.

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Agave filifera subs. schidigera f. compacta Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Agave filifera subs. schidigera f. compacta Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Agave filifera subs. schidigera f. compacta Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


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