Agave parviflora subsp. parviflora

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Common names: Small-flowered agave
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 446.
Plants acaulescent, freely suckering; rosettes solitary or cespitose, 1–1.5 × 1.5–2 dm. Leaves ascending to erect, 6–10 × 0.8–1 cm; blade dark green with white bud-prints on both surfaces, oblong-linear, firm, adaxially plane toward apex, abaxially convex toward base; margins straight, denticulate near base, filiferous, fibers white, tightly curled; apex abruptly acuminate, spine brown to grayish white, subulate, 0.5–0.8 cm. Scape 1–1.8 m. Inflorescences spicate, laxly flowered on distal 1/2; bracts caducous, narrowly triangular, 1–3 cm; peduncle shorter than 2 mm. Flowers 2–4 per cluster, strongly recurved, 1.4–1.7 cm; perianth cream to pale yellow, tube urceolate, 5–7 × 4.5–5.5 mm, limb lobes erect to incurved, subequal, 2–3.5 mm; stamens slightly exserted; filaments inserted 1 mm above base of perianth tube, erect, cream, 0.9–1.4 cm; anthers yellow, 5–8 mm; ovary 0.6–0.9 cm, neck slightly constricted, 2 mm. Capsules sessile to short-pedicellate, globose, 0.6–1 cm, apex short-beaked. Seeds 2.5–3 mm. 2n = 60.

Phenology: Flowering late spring–late summer.
Habitat: Open rocky slopes, mostly in desert grasslands and oak woodlands
Elevation: 900–1500 m

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AuthorJames L. Reveal + and Wendy C. Hodgson +
AuthorityUnknown +
Common nameSmall-flowered agave +
DistributionAriz. + and Nw Mexico. +
Elevation900–1500 m +
HabitatOpen rocky slopes, mostly in desert grasslands and oak woodlands +
IllustratorBee F. Gunn +
PhenologyFlowering late spring–late summer. +
Publication titlein W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. +
Publication year1859 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/8f726806613d60c220dc4493de13607dd3150896/coarse grained fna xml/V26/V26 917.xml +
Taxon familyAgavaceae +
Taxon nameAgave parviflora subsp. parviflora +
Taxon parentAgave parviflora +
Taxon ranksubspecies +
VolumeVolume 26 +