Echeveria (Echeveria agavoides 'Corderoyi') in the Echeverias Database

Botanical names:
Echeveria agavoides Accepted
Echeveria agavoides var. corderoyi Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: will not come true from seed if the plant is a hybrid
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Child plants: one child plant

Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jan 7, 2019 10:18 PM

Cultivar of Echeveria agavoides which was originally described by Baker in 1874 as a species of Cotyledon named corderoyi. Named for succulent collector Justus Corderoy (whose full name has also been lent to an unrelated Crassula hybrid). Compared to other forms of agavoides this plant has more, narrower and flatter leaves; a 3-branched inflorescence with more, smaller flowers; and sepals not united at the base. Flowers are red, tinged yellow at the mouth.

There is more than a little confusion regarding names for this and related plants. A plant distributed in 1960 by the ISI as E. agavoides var. corderoyi was actually a separate cultivar described by Walther as "Red Edge" in 1972, with a 4-5 branched inflorescence and red flowers. This cultivar was described at the same time as Echeveria agavoides var. multifida (these names rendered invalid because of simultaneous publication) and renamed "Red Edge" by Dodson in 1973. Its distinguishing features relative to "Corderoyi" are a more highly branched inflorescence, red flowers, and sepals united at the base.

Discussed in Kimnach, M. (1998). Some changes of status in Echeveria. Cact. Succ. J.(USA), 70(6), 300.

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