Agave datylio

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Agave datylio
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Agave
Species: A. datylio
Binomial name
Agave datylio
Simon ex F.A.C.Weber

Agave datylio is a member of the Agavoideae subfamily and a succulent plant. It is native to Baja California Sur.[1][2]


A. datylio grows in a leaf rosette of about 3.3 feet (1.0 m) diameter. It has narrow, lanceolate leaves up to 2–2.6 ft (0.61–0.79 m) long, are grooved on top and with 1.6-inch (41 mm) spines at the tip, with 0.1–0.2-inch (2.5–5.1 mm) teeth spaced along the edges. The leaves are initially green when young, becoming yellow to a golden brown with age. The 1.6–2.2-inch (41–56 mm) flowers are greenish yellow, up to 55 mm (2.2 inches) long.[3]


Easy to garden, A. datylio prefers gentle slopes and open sunlight and propagates vetetatively, but can be propagated by seed.[4]


  1. ^ Weber, Frederic Albert Constantin. Bulletin du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 8(3): 224. 1902.
  2. ^ Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and Flora of the Sonoran Desert, 2 vols. Stanford University Press, Stanford.
  3. ^ Gentry, H. S. 1982. Agaves of Continental North America i–xiv, 1–670. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
  4. ^ The Complete Encyclopedia of Succulents by Zdenek Jezek and Libor Kunte