Filiferous agaves

Walker, Colin (2020). Filiferous agaves. CactusWorld, 38(1) pp. 41–48.


Filiferous agaves are plants that produce, usually white, fibres that peel off from the leaf edges. Seven of these species are showcased here, notable of which are Agave schidigera and Agave filifera. A few additional species are also briefly introduced. Eight species and one cultivar are illustrated in cultivation and additionally A. schidigera is illustrated in a colour plate from 1862 and in habitat.

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