Agave guiengola Gentry
Creme brulee agave, agave
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Liliidae||Includes lilies, orchids, and many others|
|Order||Asparagales||A diverse group that includes asparagus|
|Family||Asparagaceae||Agaves, asparagus, hyacinths, and others|
|Genus||Agave||From Greek, meaning “noble”|
|Species||guiengola||From Cerro Guiengola, the mountain where this was first discovered|
About plant names...
Creme brulee agave is native to the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where it grows
at elevations of 328-3281' (100-1000 m).
Plants: Like other agaves, plants form a
basal rosette of leaves. They reach 24-48" (60-121 cm) in diameter.
Leaves: Thick, whitish-green to bluish in color,
ovate to lanceolate, up to 22" (57 cm) long and 5-6" (13-15 cm)
wide. Leaf edges are brown, with dense teeth. Leaves are soft, and break easily.
Flowers: A spike up 6½-9½' (2-3 m) high. Flowers are
pale yellow to white, and ~1¼" (3.3-3.5 cm) long. They appear in clumps near the base.
Flowers appear from February to March.
Fruits: Elongated, brown capsules ¾-⅞" (2.2-2.4 cm)
Agave guiengola description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Sep 2020.
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4/10/2015 · Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida
Range: Zones 9-11:
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