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Agave utahensis var. nevadensis Engelm. ex Greenm. & Roush
Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 16: 390, tab. 32. 1929
Family: AGAVACEAE

Agave utahensis var. nevadensis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave utahensis var. nevadensis Engelm. ex Greenm. & Roush
Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 16: 390, tab. 32. 1929
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave utahensis Engelm. in S.Watson
Botany [Fortieth Parallel] 497. 1871; vol. 5
Synonymy: 8 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave utahensis var. eborispina (Hester) Breitung
Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 32: 22. 1960
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave utahensis subs. kaibabensis (McKelvey) Gentry
Agaves Cont. N. Amer. 259 1982
Synonymy: 3
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Pygmy Agave, Nevada agave, Nevada Agave,, Clark Mountain Agave, Dwarf Agave, Yant, Ivory-spined Agave, American Aloe (but it is not an aloe)
ARABIC ( لعربية ): أجاف يوتاهنسس
RUSSIAN (Русский): Агава ютская
SPANISH (Español): Agave de Utah
UKRAINIAN (Українська): Агава ютаензис

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

Agave utahensis is variable over its range and comprises two subspecies, subsp. kaibabensis and subsp. utahensis, the latter of which comprising at least 2 varieties, var. nevadensis and var. eborispina. These varieties are now regarded by some botanists as mere ecotypes or geographical forms, so now they are all synonymized with Agave utahensis, but still considered distinct by collectors for their peculiar traits.

  • Agave utahensis Engelm. in S.Watson: (subsp. utahensis)
  • Agave utahensis var. eborispina (Hester) Breitung: has the longest spines of any, often cream or white in colour. Forms small clumps with only a few stems. Distribution: Nopah Mountains
  • Agave utahensis subs. kaibabensis (McKelvey) Gentry: is an attractive solitary form with bright green leaves and grey-white teeth.
  • Agave utahensis var. nevadensis Engelm. ex Greenm. & Roush: smaller than type, has broader, bluish green leaves with strong marginal teeth. It suckers slowly eventually forming a large matt of spines where you can't tell which leaf belongs to which plant.

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Agave utahensis var. nevadensis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Agave utahensis var. nevadensis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Agave utahensis var. nevadensis (Nevada Agave) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Agave utahensis var. nevadensis (Nevada Agave) Photo by: Cactus Art

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Agave utahensis var. nevadensis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Agave utahensis var. nevadensis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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- (Nevada Agave) It is certainly one of the most ornamental of all the Agaves. It is also one of the most cold hardy species, especially if kept dry. Makes an excellent potted specimen. Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Agave utahensis var. nevadensis Photo by: Cactus Art


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