Agave parviflora subsp. parviflora

Common names: Small-flowered agave
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 446.

Plants acaulescent, freely suckering; rosettes solitary or cespitose, 1–1.5 × 1.5–2 dm. Leaves ascending to erect, 6–10 × 0.8–1 cm; blade dark green with white budprints on both surfaces, oblong-linear, firm, adaxially plane toward apex, abaxially convex toward base; margins straight, denticulate near base, filiferous, fibers white, tightly curled; apex abruptly acuminate, spine brown to grayish white, subulate, 0.5–0.8 cm. Scape 1–1.8 m. Inflorescences spicate, laxly flowered on distal 1/2; bracts caducous, narrowly triangular, 1–3 cm; peduncle shorter than 2 mm. Flowers 2–4 per cluster, strongly recurved, 1.4–1.7 cm; perianth cream to pale-yellow, tube urceolate, 5–7 × 4.5–5.5 mm, limb lobes erect to incurved, subequal, 2–3.5 mm; stamens slightly exserted; filaments inserted 1 mm above base of perianth-tube, erect, cream, 0.9–1.4 cm; anthers yellow, 5–8 mm; ovary 0.6–0.9 cm, neck slightly constricted, 2 mm. Capsules sessile to short-pedicellate, globose, 0.6–1 cm, apex short-beaked. Seeds 2.5–3 mm. 2n = 60.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–late summer.
Habitat: Open rocky slopes, mostly in desert grasslands and oak woodlands
Elevation: 900–1500 m

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

longitudinal +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
width +  and length +
glandular-pubescent +  and glandular +
papillate +
sharp-pointed +
James L. Reveal +  and Wendy C. Hodgson +
Torrey in W. H. Emory +
armed +  and filiferous +
convex +  and plane +
short to long +
thick +  and thin +
reflexed +, erect +  and ascending +
triangular +
umbel-like +
sessile +  and short-pedicellate +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Small-flowered agave +
fibrous-rooted +
Ariz. +  and nw Mexico +
900–1500 m +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
recurved +  and erect +
loculicidal +
oblong +  and ovoid +
Open rocky slopes, mostly in desert grasslands and oak woodlands +
flowered +  and spicate +
paniculate +  and racemose +
pseudopetiolate +, sessile +  and simple +
evergreen +
6cm;10cm +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
erect +  and incurved +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
dentate +, serrulate +  and entire +
denticulate +
Fleshy (?) +, Firm (?) +  and Rigid (?) +
constricted +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
cylindrical +, ovoid +  and 3-angled +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (?) +
succulent +
not +  and articulate +
umbel-like +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
semisucculent +
Flowering late spring–late summer. +
in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. +
cespitose +  and solitary +
100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br /> (180 cm1,800 mm <br />1.8 m <br />) +
globose +, obovoid +  and flattened +
brown +  and grayish white +
subulate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
semiwoody +
branched +, , +  and unbranched +
aboveground +
3 +  and 1 +
papillate +
exserted +  and included +
subulate +
Agave parviflora subsp. parviflora +
Agave parviflora +
subspecies +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
urceolate +
4.5mm;5.5mm +
plant +  and suckering +
polycarpic +  and monocarpic +
small;gigantic +
petal-like +