Agave shawii (Coastal Agave) is a succulent plant that forms rosettes of green narrow-ovate leaves with a variable pattern of red sharp…
Derivation: Honors Henry Shaw (1800-1889), an English-born American businessman, philanthropist, amateur botanist, and founder of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri.
Whereas the generic name must be unique, there are often two or more genera with the same specific epithet. The same epithet can also be used within a species for subspecies, varieties, and forms.
Here is a full list of succulents with this epithet. Click on the photo or the name of the plant for which you wish to see further information.