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Accepted Scientific Name: Agave karwinskii Zucc.
Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 16(2): 675. 1833 (karwinkiana) Notes: =rigida
Unusual agave with slender trunks up to 4 m tall that from a distance it is vaguely reminiscent for Yucca aloifolia.
Origin and Habitat: Mexican States of Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz.
It grows in dry scrub or grassland between 1500 and 1900 m elevation where it forms small colonies through creeping rhizomes.
ESTONIAN (Eesti): Karwinski agaav
SWEDISH (Svenska): Häckagave
Description: Vaguely reminiscent for Yucca aloifoliaSN|3015]]SN|3015]], it forms slender trunks up to 4 m tall, with crowns Upright leaves.
Leaves: Stiff, succulent, pale green, fiercely armed with black thorns along the margins.
Agave laxa (Agave karwinskii) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
Agave laxa (Agave karwinskii) Photo by: Cactus Art
Cultivation and Propagation: It is very adaptable in cultivation and can take drought and moderate freezes.
Uses: The leaves of this species are fiercely armed and thus this it can be used to make a formidable living fence.
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