Agave lophantha

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Agave lophantha
Classification
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Tracheobionta
Superdivision Spermatophyta
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Liliopsida
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Agavaceae
Genus Agave L.
Species Agave lophantha
Variety various

Agave lophantha (crest-flowered) is a species of Agave.

Background

Flower greenish, arranged in a dense 
spike 4ft. to 5ft. long; scape 7ft. to 8ft long, its leaves brown, the 
lower ones 6in. long. leaves thirty to forty in a rosette, rigid, ensiform, 2ft. to 3ft. long, 1 1/2in. broad at the middle, rather concave 
down the face, rounded on the back, not marked with any lines, 
dull green; terminal spine 1in. long; margins bordered by a very 
narrow continuous grey hoary line, furnished with distant linear 
falcate teeth, about 1 1/2in. long, sessile. Mexico.

Varieties/Subspecies

A. l. cœrulescens (bluish). leaves with a decided glaucous bloom.

A. l. longifolia (long-leaved). A mere variety of above species.