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Agave glomeruliflora (Chisos agave)
Juett, William

Agave glomeruliflora

Agave glomeruliflora (Engelm.) A. Berger

Chisos Agave, Chisos Mountains Century Plant

Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)

Synonym(s): Agave chisosensis

USDA Symbol: AGGL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

As this species is a hybrid (probably resulting from crosses and back-crosses of Agave lechuguilla and A. harvardiana), the correct name should be Agave glomeruliflora. (3).


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Texture: Leathery
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Panicle , Raceme , Spike
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Rosette of leaves up to about 3 feet tall. Flower scape up to about 18 feet tall.
Fruit: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Flowers are born on a scape 4-6 meters in height. (Webref 3).


Native Distribution: Native to the Big Bend region of Texas and the adjacent Mexican state, Chihuahua.
Native Habitat: "Gravelly soil on the slopes of grasslands" and in mountains. (Webref 1).

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 1 - Texas Native Shrubs (2002) Texas A&M University Agriculture Program and Leslie Finical, Dallas Arboretum

Additional resources

USDA: Find Agave glomeruliflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agave glomeruliflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agave glomeruliflora


Record Modified: 2021-05-25
Research By: JAM

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