Agave americana var. oaxacensis
Possibly the mother agave to angustifolia, the species can be found in Oaxaca, Puebla, Guerrero, Jalisco, Durango. The pencas, or leaves, are distinguished by a whitish color, very small needles and huge size of its flowers. It can grow up to ten meters or 32 feet and can take 20 years to mature. Arroquenos, the most commonly known of the species, are massive agaves, in the wild they can take 20 years or more to mature and grow to truly mammoth sizes. It reproduces via seed and hijuelo. Classifies as a silvestre, like the Karwinski there are several projects under way to semi-cultivate several varieties in this species.
Varieties in this species include: 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. I-gok is a local name in Durango