Agave striata and Agave stricta

Agave striata and Agave stricta are similar looking plants that both belong to the group Striatae. Agave striata has a wide ranging distribution and can be found in much of the Chihuahuan Desert Region mostly from central Coahuila and Nuevo Leon south into northern Zacatecas, southwestern Tamaulipas, much of San Luis Potosi, and into Hidalgo. […]

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Yucca queretaroensis – part 2

On a recent trip with Brian Kemble and Jeff Chemnick to east central Mexico and the states of Hidalgo, Queretaro, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas, I had the good fortune to further examine Yucca queretaroensis growing at a total of five separate localities. Our first stop for these awesome yuccas was along the road […]

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Agave gentryi – Plant of the Month

This beautiful species is seen in many localities in northern and northeastern Mexico, and appears to be quite variable both vegetatively and in the inflorescence depending on the locality. This species was initially called Agave macroculmis by Dr. Howard Scott Gentry in his Agaves of Continental North America with the type (the plant that the […]

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Central AZ CSS Meeting

Well, I am deep in preparation for the upcoming event for the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society on Sunday August 25 at 2:00 PM at the Desert Botanical Garden in Dorrance Hall. While the topic is my Top 5 Favorite Agaves I am still deciding which ones those are, and debating whether or not […]

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Agave pelona (the bald one)

Agave pelona is an incredible plant that only occurs in three small mountain ranges of extremely arid northwestern Sonora, Mexico. The species name, pelona, is drawn from the Spanish word pelon, meaning bald, a reference to the lack of teeth along the leaf edges. The mescalero who first took Howard Scott Gentry to these plants […]

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