Agave pablocarrilloi

Walker, Colin (2020). Agave pablocarrilloi. New Zealand Cactus & Succulent Journal, 73(2) pp. 13–15.


Agave pablocarrilloi was newly described in 2013 by Vazquez-Garcia et al. who proposed a narrow concept for A. gypsophila, restricting this species to the Mexican state of Guerrero. Agave pablocarrilloi is endemic to the state of Colima, where it is found on limestone outcrops in succulent woodland, thorn forest and tropical dry forest.
This new species is similar to A. gypsophila in its medium-sized rosettes, brittle leaves with undulate margins and liking for limestone rocks. It differs in its suckering habit, rough, bluish glaucous-grey leaves and smaller flower spikes with fewer branches.

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