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Agave filamentosa var. filamentosa Baker
Gard. Chron. 7: 303 1877
Family: AGAVACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Agave filifera Salm-Dyck
Hort. Dyck. (1834) 309.

Agave filamentosa var. filamentosa (Agave filifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
( Thread-leaf Agave ) Forms tight rosettes of narrow, hairy, stiff dull-green leaves with very sharp terminal spines. It is quite frost resistant and can be grown outdoors in most of mild-temperate climates.

Synonyms:

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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 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave filifera subs. schidigera f. compacta hort.
Synonymy: 2 Cultivars (1):
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Thread-leaf Agave, Thread Agave
DUTCH (Nederlands): Tråd-Agave
ESTONIAN (Eesti): Kiuline agaav
FINNISH (Suomi): Lanka-agaave
RUSSIAN (Русский): Агава нитеносная, Агава фуркроидная, Агава Хенекен, Агава Генекен

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.

270 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Agave filamentosa var. filamentosa (Agave filifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
22375 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Habit and base of flower stalk at Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. October 20, 2009. (Agave filifera) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr

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Habit at Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. October 20, 2009. (Agave filifera) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
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Spent flowers and immature seed pods at Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui. October 20, 2009. (Agave filifera) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr


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