Rosettes globose, 3.5–7.5 × 4–8.5 dm. Leaves ascending to erect, (18–)25–65 × (4.5–)6.5–20 cm; blade linear to lanceolate to broadly ovate; margins straight or undulate, teeth 3–7(–8) mm, 1–2 cm apart; apical spine dark brown to gray, acicular, 1.5–3 cm. Scape 4–6 m. Inflorescences: lateral branches 20–36, horizontal to slightly ascending. Flowers 4.3–8.1 cm; perianth pink to red in bud, yellow at anthesis, tube 6–12 mm, limb lobes erect, 13–27 × 4–6(–7) mm; filaments inserted near rim of perianth tube, 3.3–5.8 cm; ovary neck 6–9 mm. Capsules ovoid or oblong to obovoid, 3.5–5 cm.

Distribution

sw United States, nw Mexico.

Discussion

Varieties 4 (3 in the flora).

The following variants are weakly differentiated but appear to have some geographic distinction. B. UllrichUllrich, B. (1992) reduced all to synonymy under Agave parryi subsp. parryi.

References

None.

Key

1 Flowers 4.3–5.5(–6) cm; filaments 3.3–4.4 cm. Agave parryi var. couesii
1 Flowers 6–8.1 cm; filaments 4–5.8 cm. Agave parryi var. parryi
2 Perianth tube 9–12 mm; leaves (4.5–)8–12 cm wide. > 2
2 Perianth tube 8–9 mm; leaves 10–20 cm wide. Agave parryi var. huachucensis
AuthorJames L. Reveal + and Wendy C. Hodgson +
IllustratorBee F. Gunn +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAgave parryi subsp. parryi +
Taxon parentAgave parryi +
Taxon ranksubspecies +
VolumeVolume 26 +