Agave salmiana var. ferox

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Agave salmiana var. ferox
Agave salmiana (var. ferox) - Agavaceae - Nationale Plantentuin Meise 10-01-2010 14-56-10. ferox) - Nationale Plantentuin Meise 080 10-01-2010 14-56-10.JPG
Agave ferox in the greenhouses of a botanical garden in Belgium
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Agave
Species:
Variety:
A. s. var. ferox
Trinomial name
Agave salmiana var. ferox
(K. Koch, 1860) Gentry

Agave salmiana var. ferox (Agave ferox) is a variety of the species Agave salmiana belonging to the genus Agave and the family Asparagaceae.

It is very close to the typical subspecies in terms of description and culture.

It is differentiated by even thicker and stiffer leaves, a terminal sting (up to 8 cm) and even sharper lateral spines. This is also what earned it its name.

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