Plant ID forum: Ruth Bancroft Garden Agave in bloom.

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 28, 2018 11:39 PM CST
Anyone know this one? Not on there plant list. Fascinating collection of plants. I tip my hat to you.


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mcvansoest
Apr 29, 2018 1:48 AM CST
That looks like something in the A. gypsophylla complex - I think that species has recently been subdivided into a bunch of new species...
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islander
Apr 29, 2018 4:09 AM CST
Looks like a Puya.
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Baja_Costero
Apr 29, 2018 10:01 AM CST
I was thinking Agave gypsophila or related too.
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islander
Apr 29, 2018 10:21 AM CST
I'd contact the gardens with a pic and see what they say.
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Apr 29, 2018 10:26 AM CST
Here are similar looking plants at the same location identified as gypsophila.

https://www.smgrowers.com/info...
https://pieceofeden.blogspot.m...

And on this page it is identified as pablocarrilloi which is a new(ish) name, see reference below.

https://www.succulentsandmore....
https://www.researchgate.net/p...
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islander
Apr 29, 2018 10:29 AM CST
That last link looks like the same plant. I just wasn't seeing Agave in the OP's photos. Sure is a Puya looking Agave.
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Baja_Costero
Apr 29, 2018 10:42 AM CST
Yes, it is definitely the same plant.

I will be moving to add those 2013 agave species to the database shortly, since they appear to be legitimate...
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 29, 2018 11:02 AM CST
Thanks all. A. gypsophylla/complex. Great links. Ruth didn't like plant tags though many plants had the small metal tabs they were inaccessible in most cases. Many are not current names. Docents there vary in knowledge of the plants growing there. The web sights list of plants is incomplete. Most are volunteers. NGA has always proven to be the most knowlegable resource all in one place. It's a wonderfull "home" garden. Thanks again. I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
May 3, 2018 8:00 PM CST
I did contact the curator Brian Kemble and he confirmed that it is (now) A. pablocarrilloi. I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
May 3, 2018 8:26 PM CST
Here it is.

Agave (Agave pablocarrilloi)

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