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Agave deserti Engelm.
Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 3: 310 1875
Family: AGAVACEAE

Agave deserti Photo by: Matteo Faggion

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave deserti Engelm.
Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 3: 310 1875
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave deserti subs. pringlei (Baker) Gentry
Occas. Pap. Calif. Acad. Sci. 130: 20. 1978
Synonymy: 4 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave deserti subs. simplex Gentry
Occas. Pap. Calif. Acad. Sci. 130: 22 (fig.). 1978
Synonymy: 2
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Century Plant, Desert Agave, Desert Century Plant
CATALAN (Català): Maguey del Desierto, Agave del desierto
SICILIAN (Sicilianu): Centuspati dû sdisertu
SPANISH (Español): Maguey, Mescal, Amul, Maguey de Desierto
TURKISH (Türkçe): Apaçi sabırı

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

  • Agave deserti Engelm.: (subsp. deserti) plants clumps freely usually with numerous rosettes; perianth tube, campanulate, 3-5 mm; filaments inserted at top of tube. Distribution: Southern California.
  • Agave deserti subs. pringlei (Baker) Gentry: has narrower, less glaucous leves, and the terminal spine is decurrent into the corneous margin along the leaf-tip.
  • Agave deserti var. simplex ''century plant''Agave deserti subs. simplex Gentry: Plants usually solitary with one or only a few rosettes; perianth tube funnelform (3-)5-10 mm; filaments inserted above middle but well within tube. Distribution: Southern California and Arizona.


244 cactus-art Cactus Art
The leaves are armed with lethal stiff terminal spines and sharp marginal teeth. Photo by: Cactus Art
243 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Agave deserti (Desert Agave). This is is one of the most drought-tolerant agaves. Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


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