Agave parryi var. parryi

Common names: Parry agave mescal
Illustrated
Synonyms: Agave scabra Salm-Dyck
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 457. Mentioned on page 448, 455, 456.

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

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.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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... more about "Agave parryi var. 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 +
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 ovate +
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 />) +
Parry agave +  and mescal +
fibrous-rooted +
Ariz. +, N.Mex. +  and nw Mexico +
1200–2800 m +
green +  and yellow +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (5.4 cm54 mm <br />0.054 m <br />) +
recurved +  and erect +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (7.7 cm77 mm <br />0.077 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
oblong +  and ovoid +
Gravelly to rocky places in grasslands, desert scrub, chaparral, pinyon-juniper, and oak woodlands +
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 /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
evergreen +
25cm;50cm +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br /> (1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 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 />) +
1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 m <br /> (2.4 cm24 mm <br />0.024 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 /> (?) +
2.7 cm27 mm <br />0.027 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 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 4.7 cm47 mm <br />0.047 m <br /> (?) +
succulent +
not +  and articulate +
umbel-like +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
3.3 cm33 mm <br />0.033 m <br /> (5.8 cm58 mm <br />0.058 m <br />) +
Yellow (?) +, Pink (?) +  and Red (?) +
semisucculent +
Flowering mid spring–mid summer. +
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 scabra +
Agave parryi var. parryi +
Agave parryi subsp. parryi +
variety +
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 +