Agave schottii

Engelmann

Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 3: 305. 1875.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 447. Mentioned on page 444.

Plants acaulescent, freely suckering; rosettes solitary or densely cespitose, 3–6 × 6–12 dm. Leaves mostly erect, widest near base, 20–40 (–50) × 0.7–2.5 cm; blade yellowish green or deep green, with or without conspicuous white budprints on both surfaces, linear, firm, adaxially plane or somewhat concave toward apex, abaxially convex to deeply convex toward base; margins straight, filiferous or not, unarmed, fibers erect to spreading, sparse, white, filiform, brittle; apex acuminate to long-acuminate, spine brown or grayish, acicular, 0.8–1.9 cm. Scape 1.6–4 m. Inflorescences spicate or subspicate to narrowly racemose-paniculate, laxly flowered on distal 1/4–1/2; bracts caducous, narrowly triangular, 2–4 cm; peduncle 4 cm or shorter. Flowers 1 or 2–3 (–6) per cluster, erect, (2.9–) 3–5 cm; perianth yellow, tube funnelform, 8–11 (–14) × 5–8 (–13) mm, limb lobes erect to incurved, subequal, (7–) 11–16 mm; stamens slightly exserted; filaments inserted high in perianth-tube, 6–13 mm above tube base at 1 or 2 levels, erect, yellow, 1.5–2.2 cm; anthers light to deep yellow, (7.5–) 10–17 mm; ovary 0.8–1.6 cm, neck constricted, 3–9 mm. Capsules short-pedicellate, obovoid, 1–2.2 cm, apex rounded to beaked. Seeds 3–3.5 mm.

Discussion

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Leaves 0.7–1.2 cm wide, blade yellowish green, with conspicuous bud-prints, margins filiferous, apical spine 0.8–1.2 cm; flowers 2.9–4.2 cm; inflorescences spicate. Agave schottii var. schottii
1 Leaves 1.2–2.5 cm wide, blade deep green, without bud-prints, margins nonfiliferous, apical spine 1.2–1.9 cm; flowers 3.5–5 cm; inflorescences subspicate to narrowly racemose-paniculate. Agave schottii var. treleasei

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... more about "Agave schottii"
0.75 cm7.5 mm <br />0.0075 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
light +  and deep yellow +
longitudinal +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
width +  and length +
glandular-pubescent +  and glandular +
papillate +
Rounded (?) +  and Beaked (?) +
sharp-pointed +
James L. Reveal +  and Wendy C. Hodgson +
Engelmann +
0.7cm;2.5cm +
armed +  and filiferous +
green +, deep +  and yellowish green +
abaxially convex +  and deeply convex +
short to long +
thick +  and thin +
reflexed +, erect +  and ascending +
triangular +
umbel-like +
short-pedicellate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
fibrous-rooted +
sw United States +  and nw Mexico +
filiform +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
recurved +  and erect +
loculicidal +
oblong +  and ovoid +
flowered +, subspicate to narrowly racemose-paniculate +  and spicate +
paniculate +  and racemose +
pseudopetiolate +, sessile +  and simple +
40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
evergreen +
20cm;40cm +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
erect +  and incurved +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
unarmed +, not +  and filiferous +
dentate +, serrulate +  and entire +
Fleshy (?) +, Firm (?) +  and Rigid (?) +
constricted +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (?) +
cylindrical +, ovoid +  and 3-angled +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (?) +  and 1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (?) +
succulent +
not +  and articulate +
umbel-like +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (?) +
semisucculent +
Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis +
cespitose +  and solitary +
160 cm1,600 mm <br />1.6 m <br /> (400 cm4,000 mm <br />4 m <br />) +
globose +, obovoid +  and flattened +
grayish +  and brown +
acicular +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 m <br />) +
semiwoody +
branched +, , +  and unbranched +
aboveground +
3 +  and 1 +
papillate +
exserted +  and included +
subulate +
Agave schottii +
species +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
5mm;8mm +
plant +  and suckering +
polycarpic +  and monocarpic +
small;gigantic +
petal-like +