Agave toumeyana v bella, Toumey's Agave
Scientific Name: Agave toumeyana v bella
Common Name: Toumey's Agave
Also Called: Fairy-ring Agave, Toumey Agave, Toumey's Century Plant
Family: Agavaceae, Agave or Century Plant Family (Reclassified to Asparagaceae)
Synonyms: (Agave toumeyana subsp. bella)
Size: Flowering stalk 4 to 8 tall, more or less; plants approximately 8 to 10 inches tall by 4 to 8 inches wide.
Growth Form: Forb/herb, subshrub; plants in rosettes.
Leaves: Green, many equal length leaves giving a flat-top silhouette; leaf margins brown with very small teeth towards base; leaves concave on upper surface.
Flower Color: Pale yellow, greenish; inflorescence spicate or appearing so, narrowly cylindric; perianth broadly funnelform; fruit a capsule.
Flowering Season: May to July.
Elevation: 2,400 to 5,200 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Open rocky, often limestone or basalt slopes of desert scrub, chaparral, pinon-juniper woodland communities.
Recorded Range: In the United States Agave toumeyana v bella is fairly rare where its populations are limited to central Arizona. In Arizona Agave toumeyana v bella is known only from a few populations in the south-central part of the state in Gila, Maricopa, Pima and Yavapai counties.
North America & US County Distribution Map for Agave toumeyana v bella.
U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: In North America Agave toumeyana v bella is listed by the State of Arizona as salvage restricted under ARS § 3-903(B)(2).
In the Southwestern United States: Arizona has 12 species of Agave, California has 4 species, New Mexico has 5 species, and Texas has 9 species, Nevada and Utah have 1 species. All data is approximate and subject to taxonomic changes.
Comments: In Southwestern Desert Flora also see: Goldenflower Century Plant, Agave chrysantha; Lechuguilla, Agave lechuguilla; Parry's Agave, Agave parryi; Schott's Century Plant, Agave schottii; Toumey's Agave, Agave toumeyana.