maguey

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
maguey
Spanish
agave
Description:
Agave plant that reaches a height of 60 centimeters. It mostly grows on limestone rock. It has fleshy, dark green leaves arranged like the petals of a rose. It produces a green fruit and a yellow flower. This species is endemic to the state of Oaxaca and is listed as endangered. The growing interest in the plant due to its rarity could ultimately have a negative impact on the vitality of the species.
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. Pastoreo de ganado.
Associated Flora:
piñon, bidxi toope, dxima yuxi, luba' beella quii, maguey, guiichi bidu', bioongo dani, batuucha, incha huevo, bacuella gui'xhi, yaazi, la'sa bidxiña, bidxi mula', congo, ma lu'lu, guie' chaachi, dxima, bidxi beenda, yaga la guitu xiña, bichiisa, nanchi lula', bidxi toope, dxima yuxi, luba' beella quii, maguey, guiichi bidu', bioongo dani, batuucha, incha huevo, bacuella gui'xhi, yaazi, la'sa bidxiña, bidxi mula', congo, ma lu'lu, guie' chaachi, dxima, bidxi beenda, yaga la guitu xiña, bichiisa, nanchi lula'

Legend

Endangered
Protected
Non-native
Endemic to Mexico
Endemic to Oaxaca