Plant for ID SMP1 15/07/2011

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Satish Phadke

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Jul 16, 2011, 8:46:10 AM7/16/11
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One of my friends has sent these pictures of a plat most probably Agave species.
Can I have the botanical name?
Dr Phadke
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tanay bose

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Jul 16, 2011, 2:02:37 PM7/16/11
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Hi Satish ji
Does you friend has some closeup of the leaves
Tanay
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Satish Phadke

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Jul 19, 2011, 10:23:24 AM7/19/11
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Dear Tanay
I am adding some more photos. She thinks this is Agave parviflora. I am not much familiar with these. Can you comment?
Satish
agave9.jpg
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tanay bose

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Jul 19, 2011, 1:05:32 PM7/19/11
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Hi Satish Ji,
I think this is Agave leopoldii. Thanks for sending me the 
closeup of the plant.

Regards
Tanay

Satish Phadke

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Jul 21, 2011, 5:27:22 AM7/21/11
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Thanks Tanay ji
Yes I agree with you. I also came to the same conclusion on searching the net just before I saw your reply.
 It is
A.leopoldii or A.x leopoldii.
The typical white fibres coming out from the long slender leaf edges are characteristic Isn't it?
Dr Phadke

tanay bose

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Jul 21, 2011, 9:35:01 AM7/21/11
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Hi Satish ji 
I don't think the white fibers are diagnostic to this species of Agave
couple of other have them too. The leaf character of the plant and its
small bushy look helped me to ID it.
Thanks
Tanay
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