Agave deserti var. simplex

(Gentry) W. C. Hodgson & Reveal

Novon 11: 413. 2001.

Common names: Simple desert agave
Basionyms: Agave deserti subsp. simplex Gentry Occas. Pap. Calif. Acad. Sci. 130: 22. 1978
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 459. Mentioned on page 448, 449.

Plants rarely with 1–3 suckers; rosettes usually solitary, compact. Leaves (20–) 25–60 × 4.5–10 cm; blade greenish, lanceolate; margins undulate to crenate; apical spine 3–4 cm. Scape 4–6 m. Perianth-tube funnelform, (3–) 5–10 mm; filaments inserted above middle but well within tube. 2n = 60.


Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Sandy to gravelly or rocky places in desert scrub and pinyon juniper woodlands
Elevation: 300–1500 m

Discussion

Variety simplex hybridizes with A. schottii var. schottii and possibly with A. mckelveyana.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"broadened" is not a number."dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

longitudinal +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (2.1 cm21 mm <br />0.021 m <br />) +
width +  and length +
glandular-pubescent +  and glandular +
papillate +
dark-brown +  and gray +
subulate +  and acicular +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
James L. Reveal +  and Wendy C. Hodgson +
(Gentry) W. C. Hodgson & Reveal +
4.5cm;10cm +
Agave deserti subsp. simplex +
armed +  and filiferous +
blue-glaucous +
lanceolate +
short to long +
thick +  and thin +
persistent +
reflexed +, erect +  and ascending +
triangular +
umbel-like +
short-pedicellate +
ovoid +  and oblong or obovoid +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
Simple desert agave +
fibrous-rooted +
Ariz. +, Calif. +  and nw Mexico +
300–1500 m +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (4.2 cm42 mm <br />0.042 m <br />) +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
oblong +  and ovoid +
Sandy to gravelly or rocky places in desert scrub and pinyon juniper woodlands +
open +  and not bulbiferous +
1/5 +  and 1/4 +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (?) +
pseudopetiolate +, sessile +  and simple +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
evergreen +
25cm;60cm +
4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
dentate +, serrulate +  and entire +
undulate to crenate +  and straight +
undulate +  and crenate +
Fleshy (?) +, Firm (?) +  and Rigid (?) +
constricted +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (?) +
cylindrical +, ovoid +  and 3-angled +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (?) +  and 4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (?) +
succulent +
not +  and articulate +
umbel-like +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
semisucculent +
Flowering spring. +
open +  and compact to rather +
400 cm4,000 mm <br />4 m <br /> (600 cm6,000 mm <br />6 m <br />) +
globose +, obovoid +  and flattened +
Illustrated +
semiwoody +
long-exserted +
branched +, , +  and unbranched +
aboveground +
3 +  and 1 +
papillate +
exserted +  and included +
subulate +
Agave deserti var. simplex +
Agave deserti +
variety +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
shallow +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
funnel +  and campanulate +
9mm;15mm +
short-stemmed +  and acaulescent +
polycarpic +  and monocarpic +
small;gigantic +
petal-like +