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  • State: AZ, SI
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Where is located in the wild?

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can be found in Arizona, Sonora

Conservation Actions

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Agave parviflora occurs in southeastern Arizona, U.S.A. and eastern Sonora, Mexico. The species (which is comprised of two subspecies) is considered somewhat widespread but vulnerable; the abundance within populations is unknown.

Kathleen C. Rice
  • 01/01/2010

Agave parviflora is threatened by loss of habitat due to mining and road construction, habitat degradation due to grazing, and illegal collection. (USFWS 2002) There is a well-known local story about a tour bus to Mexico passing through a rather dense

Kathleen C. Rice
  • 01/01/2010

There are approximately two dozen populations of Agave parviflora documented in southern Arizona, and the range of this species extends south into Mexico (Reichenbacher 1986).

Kathleen C. Rice
  • 01/01/2010

Desert Botanical Garden has propagules from three populations in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Garden staff have conducted controlled cross-pollinations, keeping each population separate and producing a total of 10,554 seeds.

Kathleen C. Rice
  • 01/01/2010

The species was listed as a Category 2 taxon under the Endangered Species Act, and has now lost its protection through a 1996 revision amending Category 2 plants to 'species of concern'.

Kathleen C. Rice
  • 01/01/2010

Determine the effects of fire on this species. Search for new populations (New Mexico) and monitor existing populations (Hodgson and Lamater 1989).

Kathleen C. Rice
  • 01/01/2010

The Desert Botanical Garden plans to continue to cultivate and propagate this species.


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Common Names
Associated Scientific Names Agave parviflora
State Rank
State State Rank
Arizona S3
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