Agave americana var. oaxacensis
Other common names
Pulquero, Rayo, Coyote, Arroqueno, Sierra Negra, Sierrudo, t' ax' uada (otomí), teometl (náhuatl), americano, mezcal serrano, serrano, pata de mula, i-gok, Blanco, de Castilla
Where is it grown?
Oaxaca, Puebla, Jalisco, Durango
Large plant, spaced pencas, varying in color from grey to purplish blue, many phenotypes, 7-20 years
Mode of Reproduction
don't produce many ihuelos or seeds.
Possibly the mother agave to angustifolia. Arroquenos are massive agaves, in the wild they can take 20 years or more to mature and grow to truly mammoth sizes.There has long been discussion about varieties here including Agave americana var. oaxacensis Gentry and Agave americana var. americana L.I-gok is a local name in Durango