Botanical and Cultural Adventures

Botanical and Cultural Adventures

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Agave shawii ssp goldmaniana blooming

Agave shawii subspecis goldmaniana is the larger form of A. shawii (as compared to A. shawii ssp shawii which blooms quite a bit smaller). Here is a plant in full bloom in its typical habitat, central Baja. While it looks very similar to the A. shawii ssp shawii, it is notably larger.

With Andy for scale. Photo by Jan Emming.

With me standing next to it you can get a much better feel for the actual size. Quite a husky plant!

But when you look close, it is very similar to its smaller cousin.

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