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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by yousatonmycactus, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. yousatonmycactus

    yousatonmycactus Active Member

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    name these two.
     

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    The second one looks like Agave harvardiana or at least an Agave sp. from subgenus the Agave.

    The first one looks like a new world Dasylirion or Agave sp from subgenus Littaea. I have a vague memory that says I may even be in the wrong family?

    Simon
     
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    Simon - You are definitely on the right track...
     
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    First one...Agave attenuata
    Second one....Agave americana

    Simon
     
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    No, but keep trying.
     
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    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    A. deserti on the right?
     
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    Lovely photo and composition. Your Agaves have multiple florettes per stem. Want an additional clue/photo?
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    A. lechuguilla and A. chrysantha?
     
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    I will add another photo this evening to help.
     
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    Additional photo
     

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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Agave vilmoriniana, can't see the one behind tho'.
     
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    A cigar is in order!!! :) Well done.
     
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    The second is Agave desmetiana 'Variegata'.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    If those things are both classified in Agave, I'd say it is high time the genus was reviewed and split into two or more separate genera!
     

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