Madrigal-Sanchez, Xavier; Diaz-Barriga, Horalia
September 1991
Acta Botanica Mexicana;sep1991, Issue 15, p65
Academic Journal
A teratological phenomenon known as fasciation is described from an individual of the wild species Agave inaequidens C. Koch, growing in the Patzcuaro Basin, State of Michoacan (Mexico). The habitat corresponds to strongly disturbed pine-oak forest, with a total annual rainfall of ±1 000 mm, 16 °C of mean annual temperature, and soils of Andosol type and andesitic bedrock. The most striking morphological character is the widening of the so, ape, wich is flat, reaches 1.4 m at the middle, even though it has a normal height of 4.25 m.


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