Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00086994
Occurrence ID (GUID): 707af704-4b3f-461b-81bb-f0afaf5a7587
Taxon: Agave parryi var. huachucensis (Baker) Little ex L. Benson
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30812   
Date: 2016-06-14
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon, Josiah Austin, Chris Roll
Locality: USA, Arizona, Cochise County, West of Chiricahua National Monument, Sulphur Springs Valley, east of Kansas Settlement.
32.060755  -109.769611
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 616144E 3547832N
Elevation: 1280 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 4200 ft
Habitat: Grassland-Prosopis-Gutierrezia association, near base of southwest-facing slope.
Associated Species: Prosopis velutina, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Cylindropuntia spinosior, Yucca elata, Dasyochloa pulchella, Muhlenbergia porteri, Eragrostis lehmanniana, Krascheninnikovia ceratoides.
Description: Huge clone of over 1000 plants in ca 260 m circumference, this plant from southwest side of clone, ca 7/8 m (w) x 5/6 m (h), leaves gray-green, flower stalk ca 5-1/2 m tall, 87 mm in diameter at 1-3/4 m high, green with maroon vertical striations, with 26 lateral branches down 1/3 of stalk, these ascending to stalk, flowers with pedicel 14 mm long, green, maroon flushed especially at base, ovary, neck, tube green, ovary very lightly flushed with maroon, neck and tube more flushed, one side flushed with maroon, tepal lobes yellow (-light chartreuse), darker tips, all lobes brown-tipped, filaments light chartreuse basally, yellow distal 5/6, anthers yellow-light chartreuse, style light chartreuse basally, light yellow distal 7/8, stigma darker; flowers thick, shiny, tepals flaring/ascending, quickly incurved near apices, soon wilting; flower measurements after Gentry (1982) in mm, beginning dehiscence: tl=70, o=33(l)x12(w), n=8, tu=11(l)x17(w), fil ins=8.5, fil=50, a=20, outer tepal=22x8(base), 6(mid), inner tepal=20x8(base), 3(mid), sty=82; tl=68, o=33(l)x12(w), n=5, tu=13(l)x18(w), fil ins=10,11, fil=45, a=20, outer tepal=22x7.5(base), 5.5(mid), inner tepal=23x8.5(base), 5.5(mid), sty=71.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Notes: Exact locality not provided as requested by land owner; sheet III/IV.
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Record Id: 707af704-4b3f-461b-81bb-f0afaf5a7587
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Andrew Salywon (
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