Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons by Urs Eggli

By Urs Eggli

First quantity of a sequence of six Illustrated Handbooks of Succulent crops.

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Cantala Roxburgh (Hort. , 25, 1814). D: Known from cultivation only. == Furcraea cantala (Roxburgh) Voigt (1845); incl. Agave cantula Roxburgh (1832) (nom. , Art. 1). A. cantala var. acuispina (Trelease) Gentry (Agaves Cont. , 569, ill. (p. 555), 1982). T: El Salvador, San Miguel Dept. (Calderon 2084 [US]). - D: Known from cultivation only (S Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador). == Agave acuispina Trelease (1925). [2f] Differs from var. 5 cm; Inf with 20 - 35 part-Inf; Fl shorter, 57 - 63 mm; Ov shorter, 25 - 30 mm, neck short; Tep green, lobes subequal, 19 - 21 mm, light greenish-yellow.

5 cm. A. barbadensis Trelease (Mem. Nation. Acad. Sci. 11: 28-29, t. 34-38,65, 107, 1913). - Lit: Howard & al. (1979). D: Lesser Antilles (Barbados); spontaneous in dune areas, frequently escaped from cultivation. Incl. Agave americana Dillenius (1774) (nom. il- J. , Art. 1); incl. Fureraea tuberosa Drummond (1907) (nom. , Art. 1). 5 cm, blackish-brown at the curved tip, decurrent and dorsally intruding into the green tissue; Inf 5 - 6 m and more, narrowlyoblong, 'paniculate', part-Inf on very ascending Br, in the upper jj or more of the Inf, freely and densely bulbilliferous, not known to produce Fr; Perl 10 (-20) mm; Fl aborting before completely opening, 65 - 75 mm and more; Ov oblong-fusiform, 45 - 55 mm; Tep yellow, tube conical, ± 15 mm, lobes 20 - 25 mm.

22 J. Thiede - D: Only known from cultivation. I: Gentry (1982: 334). Incl. Agave scolymus A. Berger (1898) (nom. , Art. 1). 5 cm apart, with broad horny bases and deltoid cusps hooked forwards or backwards, on broad fleshy prominences, intersinuses with much smaller intermittent teeth, teeth in the lower Ii of the L much smaller, straight or reflexed, all teeth light brown; terminal Sp 3 - 4 cm, decurrent to the upper 3 - 4 teeth; Inf tall, 'paniculate', long pyramidal, scape strong; Fl 85 mm (dried); Ov narrow, 35 - 40 mm; Tep yellow, tube broadly funnel-shaped, ± 10 mm, lobes 35 -40mm.

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