Friday, April 1, 2011

Agave victoria-reginae

Agave victoria-reginae can be found growing at Huasteca canyon, Santa Catarina, Monterrey, in the state of Nuevo Leon.

It is found on both sides of the canyon on sheer rock together with Epithelantha micromeris,Echinocereus viereckii and Mammillaria ritteriana.

It is not difficult to find and can be seen from the dirt road leading to the canyon but not very easy to reach due to the almost vertical cliffs.

Like all Agave species, This plant will die after flowering as the flowering stock is terminal. It rarely offsets before it flowers. Yet it produces hundreds of seeds that are dispersed throughout the valley.

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