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.

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.

Selected 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

"broadened" is not a number."dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

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 +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
James L. Reveal +  and Wendy C. Hodgson +
Engelmann +
armed +  and filiferous +
not cross-zoned +, glaucous-gray +  and light green +
linear +  and lanceolate +
short to long +
thick +  and thin +
persistent +
reflexed +, erect +  and ascending +
triangular +
umbel-like +
short-pedicellate +
oblong +  and obovoid +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
fibrous-rooted +
sw United States +  and nw 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 +
4.3 cm43 mm <br />0.043 m <br /> (8.1 cm81 mm <br />0.081 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
oblong +  and ovoid +
not bulbiferous +  and open +
horizontal +  and slightly ascending +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (?) +
pseudopetiolate +, sessile +  and simple +
18 cm180 mm <br />0.18 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br /> (6.5 cm65 mm <br />0.065 m <br />) +
evergreen +
25cm;65cm +
6.5 cm65 mm <br />0.065 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (2.7 cm27 mm <br />0.027 m <br />) +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (2.7 cm27 mm <br />0.027 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 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 />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 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 +
3.3 cm33 mm <br />0.033 m <br /> (5.8 cm58 mm <br />0.058 m <br />) +
Yellow (?) +, Pink (?) +  and Red (?) +
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 />) +
400 cm4,000 mm <br />4 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 subsp. parryi +
Agave parryi +
subspecies +
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 /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
campanulate +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
11mm;21mm +
plant +  and suckering +
polycarpic +  and monocarpic +
small;gigantic +
petal-like +