Agave parviflora Torr.
Family: Asparagaceae
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[Agave hartmanii ]
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Plant: perennial scapose herb; -Rosettes single or caespitose, 10-15 cm high, 15-20 cm broad Leaves: numerous, dimorphic in one variety, 6-10 cm long, 0.8-1 cm wide, or 15-18 cm long, 1.2 cm wide, oblong-linear, widest at or above middle, short-acuminate, planar above, convex towards base, the margins straight, with conspicuous white fibers, minutely toothed towards base, dark green with white budprinting above and below; terminal spine weak-subulate, 5-8 mm long, brown to white INFLORESCENCE: with scape 10-25 dm tall, the inflorescence in upper ½ of flowering stalk, the stalk slender, green or often reddish Flowers: in clusters of 1-4, 13-17 mm long; tepals 2-5 mm long, subequal with outer ones slightly longer than inner ones, broadly lanceolate, obtuse, erect to incurved, or flexed downward, cream to pale yellow; filaments 9-15 mm long, inserted at base of tube or 1 mm above base, cream, the anthers 5-8 mm long, yellow; ovary 6-9 mm long with short neck, cream to pale yellow or yellow, the style 10 mm long when stigma is receptive, straight to deflexed; floral tube 3-7 mm long, 3-5.5 mm wide, pale cream to yellow, urceolate Fruit: capsules, 6-10 mm long, 6-10 mm wide, orbicular, sessile to short pedicellate, non-stipitate, apiculate; SEEDS 3 mm long, 2.5 mm wide, much thickened on curved side REFERENCES: Hodgson, Wendy. 1999. Agavaceae. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. 32(1).
Agave parviflora image
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Agave parviflora image
Ries Lindley  
Agave parviflora image
Sue Carnahan