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Agave turneri (Agavaceae), a new species from northeastern Baja California, Mexico

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2011

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Webb, Robert, and Salazar-Ceseña, J, 2011, Agave turneri (Agavaceae), a new species from northeastern Baja California, Mexico: Brittonia, v. 63, iss. 2, p. 203-210.

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Agave turneri , a new species of Agave from the Sierras Cucapá and El Mayor in northeastern Baja California, Mexico, is a medium-sized species that does not produce offsets, has a relatively short and narrow panicle, and has a distinctive flower structure. The closest relatives to this new species are Agave moranii , which occurs approximately 200 km to the south of the type locality, and A. deserti var. simplex , which occurs in Arizona and California. This new species is a narrow endemic restricted to specific granodiorite and tonalite habitats in a hyperarid environment. Agave turneri appears to be a critically endangered owing to its habitat preference for specific types of granite in the Sierra Cucapá, threats due to prolonged [...]

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