Agave parryi

Engelmann

Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 3: 311. 1875.

Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 456. Mentioned on page 445, 455, 457.

Plants acaulescent, freely suckering; rosettes solitary or cespitose, 3.5–7.5 × 4–8.5 dm, somewhat open to dense. Leaves ascending to erect, 7–65 × 4–20 cm; blade glaucous-gray to light green, not cross-zoned, linearlanceolate to lanceolate or broadly ovate, rigid, adaxially nearly plane to concave toward apex, abaxially convex; margins straight or undulate, rarely unarmed, teeth single, well defined, 3–7 (–8) mm, 1–3 cm apart; apical spine dark-brown to gray, subulate or acicular, 1.5–4 cm. Scape (2–) 3–6 m. Inflorescences broadly paniculate, somewhat open to dense, not bulbiferous; bracts persistent, triangular, 3–10 cm; lateral branches (7–) 10–36, horizontal to slightly ascending, comprising distal 1/2 of inflorescence, longer than 10 cm. Flowers 27–48 per cluster, erect, 4.3–8.1 cm; perianth pink to red or red to orange in bud, yellow to yellowish green at anthesis, tube campanulate, 6–18 × 11–21 mm, limb lobes erect to ascending, unequal, 13–27 mm; stamens long-exserted; filaments inserted (sometimes irregularly) above mid perianth-tube to just below rim, erect, yellow or green, 3.5–5.8 cm; anthers yellow, 12–34 mm; ovary (2–) 3–4.5 (–4.8) cm, neck slightly constricted, 4–9 mm. Capsules short-pedicellate, ovoid or oblong to obovoid, 2.5–5 cm, apex beaked. Seeds 7–8 mm.

Discussion

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Rosettes flat-topped; scape (2–)3–4.5 m; perianth tube 12–18 mm, limb lobes 3–4 mm wide; capsules 2.5–3.5 cm. Agave parryi subsp. neomexicana
1 Rosettes globose; scape 4–6 m; perianth tube 6–12 mm, limb lobes 4–6(–7) mm wide; capsules 3.5–5 cm. Agave parryi subsp. parryi

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... more about "Agave parryi"
longitudinal +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (3.4 cm34 mm <br />0.034 m <br />) +
width +  and length +
glandular-pubescent +  and glandular +
papillate +
dark-brown +  and gray +
acicular +  and subulate +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
James L. Reveal +  and Wendy C. Hodgson +
Engelmann +
armed +  and filiferous +
not cross-zoned +, glaucous-gray +  and light green +
convex +, adaxially nearly plane +  and concave +
short to long +
thick +  and thin +
persistent +
reflexed +, erect +  and ascending +
triangular +
umbel-like +
short-pedicellate +
oblong +  and obovoid +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
fibrous-rooted +
sw United States +  and n Mexico +
green +  and yellow +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (5.8 cm58 mm <br />0.058 m <br />) +
recurved +  and erect +
loculicidal +
oblong +  and ovoid +
not bulbiferous +  and open +
horizontal +  and slightly ascending +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (?) +
pseudopetiolate +, sessile +  and simple +
evergreen +
7cm;65cm +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
erect +  and ascending +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (2.7 cm27 mm <br />0.027 m <br />) +
dentate +, serrulate +  and entire +
undulate +
Fleshy (?) +, Firm (?) +  and Rigid (?) +
constricted +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (?) +
4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br /> (4.8 cm48 mm <br />0.048 m <br />) +
cylindrical +, ovoid +  and 3-angled +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (?) +  and 4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br /> (?) +
succulent +
not +  and articulate +
umbel-like +
semisucculent +
Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis +
cespitose +  and solitary +
200 cm2,000 mm <br />2 m <br /> (300 cm3,000 mm <br />3 m <br />) +
300 cm3,000 mm <br />3 m <br /> (600 cm6,000 mm <br />6 m <br />) +
globose +, obovoid +  and flattened +
Illustrated +
semiwoody +
long-exserted +
branched +, , +  and unbranched +
aboveground +
3 +  and 1 +
papillate +
exserted +  and included +
subulate +
Agave parryi +
species +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
campanulate +
11mm;21mm +
plant +  and suckering +
polycarpic +  and monocarpic +
small;gigantic +
petal-like +