Agave tecta

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Agave tecta
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Agave tecta

Order : Asparagales (Asparagales)
Family : Asparagaceae (Asparagaceae)
Subfamily : Agave family (Agavoideae)
Genre : Agaves ( agave )
Subgenus : agave
Type : Agave tecta
Scientific name
Agave tecta

Agave tecta is a species ofthe agave genus ( agave ).


Vegetative characteristics

Agave tecta has a very thick and wide trunk and sprouts abundantly. The hemispherical, open rosettes are 2 meters high and 4 meters wide. The broadly lanceolate, straight ascending, pointed leaves are concave to runny. At their base they are deeply convex and thick. They become thinner towards the top. Your leaf blade is 100 to 160 centimeters long and 30 to 40 centimeters wide. The leaf margin is wavy. There are dull brown, 8 to 10 millimeter long peripheral teeth that are 20 to 60 millimeters apart. The triangular or low-base curved marginal teeth are flattened at their tips. The brown, dull end spine is subpulate. It is narrowly furrowed briefly on its upper side. The end mandrel is 50 to 70 millimeters long and can be sloping.

Inflorescences and flowers

The massive, "panicle" inflorescence reaches a length of 5 to 7 meters. The flowers are 85 to 95 millimeters long. Their tepals are greenish yellow. Of the unequal tips, the outer ones are 32 to 33 millimeters long. The funnel-shaped flower tube has a length of 17 to 18 millimeters. The neck furrowed and not constricted ovary is 38 to 43 millimeters long.

Fruits and seeds

Nothing is known about the fruits and seeds .

Systematics and distribution

Agave tecta is common in Guatemala in the Quetzaltenango area . The species is only known from culture.

The first description by William Trelease was published in 1915.



Individual evidence

  1. ^ William Trelease: Agave in the West Indies . In: Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis . Volume 23, Number 3, 1915, pp. 145-146, plates 26-27 ( online ).

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