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AGAVE VARIETIES

AGAVE Nanakutzi

It ‘s endemic of Guerrero and Michoacán (states located in Mexico). It gets classified onto the Crenatae group.

Alto

Agave cupreata is named as “gordito, papalote or papalotl” by people in the local region. “Papalotl” means butterfly in the indigenous “Nahuatl” language, and this name was presumably originated due to the peculiar shape of the agave main ribs. It turns into a rosette with 1 meter of width and 80 cm of height, displaying brilliant green leaves, quite lanceolated, with big spines and copper like colored curves. The inflorescence reaches a height of six meters with yellow flowers and they can get reproduced by seed. This species are endemic to Balsas river watershed, it inhabitates pine and oak forests, pasturelands, palm groves and lower jungles.

Espadín

Espadín agave is a medium to small sized agave, typically reaching a meter tall. It has rosette tussocks widely open, that range from 1 meter to 1.5m tall and 1.5 meter to 2 meter in diameter, with stems of 20 to 60 cm long.
Its mature leafs have shapes that vary from linear to lanceolate of 60 to 120 cm long, and 3.5 to 10 cm width. ascendant and horizontal, ranging from a light green to a grayish green.

Cupreata

Agave alto is an agave that ranges from medium to large size, which can reach 380 centimeters of diameter. The leaf’s morphology is variable, the majority measures 150-175 x 11-21 cm, from wide to narrow lanceolate shaped, they show a brilliant-green color, or a green-yellowish tone, (rarely a white color) which ends on a spine of 2.5-5.5 cm long, corrugated, with a red and brownish color curved to the outside.

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