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Family: AGAVACEAE 

 Agave americana
 

This is a subspecies which forms a large caudex. Not 100 % sure, but it is probably A. a. var. oaxacensis,  Gentry 1982.

  
Author:  Carl Linnaeus 1753
Family:  Agavaceae
Habitat:  Highlands of Northern Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  40 centimetres or more
Height:  2 meters, flower 10 meters
Flower:  Pale Yellow
Reproduction:  Seed/Offsets
Pop names:  Century Plant, Maguey, American Aloe
Synonyms:  Agave altissima, Agave communis, Agave complicata, Agave felina, Agave fuerstenbergii, Agave gracilispina, Agave ingens, Agave melliflua, Agave milleri, Agave picta, Agave ingens var. picta, Agave ramosa, Agave rasconensis, Agave spectabilis Salisbury, Agave subzonata, Agave theometel, Agave americana var. theometel, Agave variegata Hort.ex Steud., Agave virginica Miller, Agave zonata
Got it from:  Zuidhorn, The Netherlands. Seeds harvested near Lafayette.
Year:  2004

This large Agave americana oaxacensis is from Peyton Walton's collection. He has taken the photo.

    Agave americana is a member of the Agavaceae family, described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in the highlands of Northern Mexico (and now; In the Mediterranean, Southern USA and other warm places. This one comes from Lafayette), growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The single leaves can reach for 2 meters, the flower for 10 meters. It only flowers once, after 15-20 years, with pale yellow flowers. It can be reproduced both by seeds and offsets. 

 I got this one from Agave-specialist Maarten van Thiel, who was amazed by this subspecies` large caudex. I hope mine will get it!