ever heard of it? That's what this plant was identified as. I can't seem to find any reference for that. It's very slow growing whatever it is (been just about this size for a few years- about 6" across)
Agave Felipe Otero
Bob, I looked it up in two books and found it. That is exactly what it is. Agave titionata it is a species and only one type location. I love the sculpturred look, but it is dangerous to handle. Thanks, Norma
Bob, I looked it up in two books and found it. That is exactly what it is. Agave titionata it is a species and only one type location. I love the sculptured look, but it is dangerous to handle. Thanks, Norma
I googled it, and it is referred to as Agave Filipe Otero (FO-076) so I think you two have the same plant!
If you haven't already done so, palmbob...try googling it, as a lot of hits came up (including TyTy nursery!).
For some reason DG posts google links incomplete for me, or I'd have posted it.)
Thanks... so looks like this is a green form of Aloe titanota.
Green form, explain please. I saw a picture of another form/variety that looks nothing like ours, with long leaves. The book doesn't refer to two different varieties. I wonder if our is an hybrid? Mine does offset, the book says they are not supposed to do that. ? ? ? ? Norma
I have seen a number of offsetting A titanotas... but I am no expert on purity.
This is a site where they discuss this 'form' of titanota and suggest the alternative identification. I guess as this small, stout plants mature, they may eventually end up looking more like typical titanotas, even though most of those are somewhat greyish-blue.
That is definitely not A shawii.. it's for sure what I have though. Nice.
All 3 picts posted here are Agave Felipe Otero (FO-076)
"FO-076" is the field collection number, and I can assure you that it is very different than A. titanota, the thorns are a dead giveaway.
I have a pict of the real A. titanota, and I'll post it up here as soon as I find it.
Read my commenet I wrote on this page
This message was edited Feb 27, 2006 8:26 PM
Here's the google search for it, all kinds of info.
Except one thing, Crasulady2's agave looks different than the other two F.O.'s,
Agave 'FO-076' has now been officially described and named Agave oteroi (CSSA Journal, June 5, 2019).