- Family name: Asparagaceae
- Japanese name:
- English name: mezcal blanco agave
- Scientific name: Agave shrevei ssp. magna
- Country of origin: Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua, and Sinaloa border region)
Among members of genus Agave, has medium-size seeds and is an evergreen succulent plant with a rosette height of 1.4–1.7 m and width of 2.5 m. Leaf width is 15–25 cm and length 1.2–1.5 m. The leaves are lanceolate and light blue gray with large serrated teeth on the edges. The flower stalk is 6–7m.
Indigenous peoples used the stalk as raw material for bread and fermented beverages (, Mexican distilled liquor mezcal) and small bulbs for healing and death-related ceremonies.
Stalk (food, beverages), flower stalk (food), new bulb (ceremonial use)
Gentry, H.S. 1982. Agaves of Continental North America. The University
of Texas Press, Tuscon, Arizona, USA.
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