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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Agave schottii (Amolillo, Shin Dagger)

Ajo Peak at Night

 

 Agave schottii

 Agave schottii

 Agave schottii

 Agave schottii

 Agave schottii

 Agave schottii

Habitat: mountains
Life Form: succulent
Leaf Description: basal succulent leaves
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: May to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Agavaceae (agave family)
Abundance: restricted

 


References

"Arizona Flora", Thomas A. Kearney and Robert H. Peebles, 1960, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London (out of print)
    page 194

"A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Ann Orth Epple and Lewis E. Epple, 1995, Falcon Press, Helena, Montana and LewAnn Publishing Co., Mesa, AZ
    plate 139
    page 27

"Sonoran Desert Plants An Ecological Atlas", Raymond M. Turner, Janice E. Bowers and Tony L. Burgess, 1995, The University of Arizona Press, Tucson
    page 61

"A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert", Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Steven J. Phillips, Patricia Wentworth Comus. 2000. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press, Tucson
    page 159

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