Agave mitis

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Agave mitis
Agave celsii.jpg
A. mitis var. mitis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Agave
Species: A. mitis
Binomial name
Agave mitis
Mart.[1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Agave albicans Jacobi
  • Agave botteri Baker
  • Agave bouchei Jacobi
  • Agave celsiana Jacobi
  • Agave celsii Hook.
  • Agave concinna Baker nom. illeg.
  • Agave densiflora Regel nom. illeg.
  • Agave haseloffii Jacobi
  • Agave macrantha Tod.
  • Agave micracantha Salm-Dyck
  • Agave oblongata Jacobi
  • Agave ousselghemiana Jacobi
  • Agave rupicola Regel
  • Agave sartorii var. oblongata (Jacobi) A.Terracc.

Agave mitis is a plant species native to the Mexican states of Hidalgo, Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosí,[3] referred to as Agave celsii in many publications.[1][4]


Agave mitis forms rosettes of blue-green to yellow-green, fleshy leaves up to 60 cm (2 feet) long. The leaves have soft brown spines not nearly as imposing as those of other agaves.[5][6] The flowering stalk is up to 2.5 m (8 feet)tall, with the flowers closely appressed against the stem forming a narrow column much more compact than most other species of the genus. Flowers are green, each up to 60 mm (2.4 inches) long.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Agave mitis", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2012-12-12 
  2. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". 
  3. ^ Rare Palm Seeds
  4. ^ Eggli, U. (ed.) (2001). Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons: 1-354. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
  5. ^ Gentry, H. S. 1982. Agaves of Continental North America. Tucson.
  6. ^ San Marcos Growers
  7. ^ Yuccagarten Mannheim Botanischer Garten, Agavaceae Nolinaceae Cactaceae, Mannheim, Germany