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Utah Agave

Agave utahensis Engelm.

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Plants acaulescent, suckering or not; rosettes solitary or sparingly cespitose, 1.5–6 × 1.5–10 dm. Leaves ascending, 12–50 × 1–5.5 cm; blade grayish green to yellowish green or green, without bud-prints, linear-lanceolate or lanceolate, stiff, adaxially plane or concave toward apex, abaxially convex toward base; margins straight or undulate, nonfiliferous, conspicuously armed, horny from distalmost teeth to apical spine, teeth single, 2–12(–15) mm, 1–4 cm apart, rarely absent; apical spine light gray to ivory white, acicular or subulate, 2–20 cm. Scape 1.7–5 m. Inflorescences spicate, racemose or narrowly paniculate, open to densely flowered; bracts caducous, narrowly triangular, 4–8 cm; lateral branches 50+, horizontal to slightly ascending, comprising distal 1/2–2/3 of inflorescence, shorter than 10 cm. Flowers 2–12 per cluster, erect, urceolate, 2.3–4.3 cm; perianth yellow, tube campanulate, 1–4 × 6.5–11.5 mm, limb lobes connivent, erect, subequal, 7–12 mm; stamens slightly exserted; filaments inserted at or 1–3 mm above base of perianth tube, erect, white, 1.3–2.4 cm; anthers pale yellow, 5–12 mm; ovary 1.2–2.9 cm, neck constricted, 3.5–8.5(–10) mm. Capsules pedicellate, oblong to ovoid, 1–2.5 cm, apex beaked. Seeds 2–4 mm.
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Flora of North America Vol. 26: 450 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Agave utahensis

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Agave utahensis is a species of agave known by the common name Utah agave.[1]

Varieties of the species include the Nevada agave and Kaibab agave.

It is an uncommon plant of the United States' desert southwest, in the states of Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and California. Although plants in some areas are threatened, overall the species is stable and is considered to be of Least Concern by the IUCN.[1]

Description

Agave utahensis is a rosette-shaped agave having blue-green sharp-spiked leaves.

The raceme inflorescence is very tall, reaching a maximum of 4 m (12 ft). It is generally yellow or yellow-green with bulbous yellow flowers. The fruits are capsules 1 to 3 centimeters long and containing black seed.

Uses

Agave utahensis is cultivated as an ornamental plant. In the UK it has won the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3][4]

The plant was used for food and fiber by local Native American peoples such as the Havasupai. Among the Navajo, the plant is used to make blankets.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Hodgson, W.; Salywon, A.; Puente, R. (2020). "Agave utahensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  2. ^ The Plant List, Agave utahensis
  3. ^ "Agave utahensis". www.rhs.org. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  4. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). www.rhs.org. Royal Horticultural Society. November 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  5. ^ http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Agave+utahensis

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Agave utahensis: Brief Summary

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Agave utahensis is a species of agave known by the common name Utah agave.

Varieties of the species include the Nevada agave and Kaibab agave.

It is an uncommon plant of the United States' desert southwest, in the states of Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and California. Although plants in some areas are threatened, overall the species is stable and is considered to be of Least Concern by the IUCN.

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