Agave parryi var. parryi

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Common names: Parry agave mescal
Synonyms: Agave scabra
Found 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

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.

AuthorJames L. Reveal + and Wendy C. Hodgson +
Common nameParry agave + and mescal +
Elevation1200–2800 m +
HabitatGravelly to rocky places in grasslands, desert scrub, chaparral, pinyon-juniper, and oak woodlands +
IllustratorBee F. Gunn +
PhenologyFlowering mid spring–mid summer. +
ReferenceNone +
SynonymAgave scabra +
Taxon nameAgave parryi var. parryi +
Taxon parentAgave parryi +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 26 +