Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00078867
Occurrence ID (GUID): 964ea55a-28ba-4195-a153-b59ddf5a125e
Taxon: Agave parryi Engelm.
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30456   
Date: 2015-06-18
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon, Heidi Fischer, Kathy Davis, Janet Grove
Locality: USA, Arizona, Yavapai County, Coconino National Forest, south of Robbers Roost and southwest of Honanki cliff dwellings on small hill.
34.916248  -111.968143  WGS 84
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 411564E 3864183N
Elevation: 1474 meters Verbatim Elevation: 4833 ft
Habitat: Open juniper woodland, south-facing slope on top of isolated butte at edge of ledge/cliff.
Substrate: Supai Sandstone.
Associated Species: Juniperus arizonica, Opuntia engelmannii, Opuntia cf. phaeacantha, Arctostaphylos, Fouquieria splendens, Acourtia wright, Quercus turbinella, Hilaria, Agave parryi, Agave verdensis, Yucca baccata, Aloysia wrightii.
Description: In vicinity of archaeological site, plant suggestive of parryi introgressed with something else, this form very rare, with few pups, growing under small juniper, leaves green flushed with maroon towards upper half, flower stalk 6-1/3 m tall, 65 mm in diameter at eye level, inflorescence down 1/2 of stalk, lateral branches ca 30, ascending-perpendicular, flowers with bud tepal lobes flushed with maroon, ovary, neck, green, neck grooved, tube light yellow-green, tepal lobes light yellow (-greenish), outer lobes brown-tipped, inner lobe keels yellow-green, lobes not quickly wilting, clasping filaments, filaments light yellow-green, flushed with maroon, anthers yellow, style light yellow-green, flushed with maroon, measurements after Gentry (1982) in mm: tl=68, o=29x9, n=7.7, tu=11(h) x 12(w), outer tepal lobe=18(l)x5(base), 4.25(mid), inner tepal lobe=19x5(base), 4(mid), fil ins=8, 7.5, fil=79, a=20, pre-dehiscent, sty=79; tl=62, o=28x8, n=6, tu=11(h) x 15.5(w), outer tepal lobe=19.5(l)x7(base), 4.5(mid), inner tepal lobe=17x5.5(base), 4(mid), fil ins=6.75, 7, fil=62, slightly flattened, a=21.5, predehiscent, sty=66.
Reproductive Condition: Flowers
Notes: Sheet 2 of 4.
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Record Id: 964ea55a-28ba-4195-a153-b59ddf5a125e
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Andrew Salywon (
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