Agave parryi var. parryi

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Common names: Parry agave mescal
Synonyms: Agave scabra Salm-Dyck
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 457. Mentioned on page 448, 455, 456.
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Rosettes (3.5–)4–6 × 6–7.5 dm. Leaves (18–)25–50 × (4.5–)8–12 cm; blade linear to ovate. Flowers 6–7.7 cm; perianth tube 9–12 mm, limb lobes (17–)19–24 mm; filaments 4–5.4 cm; ovary (2.7–)3–4.7 cm.

Phenology: Flowering mid spring–mid summer.
Habitat: Gravelly to rocky places in grasslands, desert scrub, chaparral, pinyon-juniper, and oak woodlands
Elevation: 1200–2800 m

Distribution

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Ariz., N.Mex., nw Mexico.

Discussion

B. Ullrich (1992) showed that the earlier name Agave scabra Salm-Dyck was based on a collection attributable to A. parryi, and that the correct name for what H. S. Gentry (1982) called A. scabra is A. asperrima. Fortunately, the Salm-Dyck name is illegitimate, being a later homonym, and so A. parryi remains the correct one. Variety parryi hybridizes with A. chrysantha and A. schottii var. schottii in Arizona.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.