Agave victoriae-reginae Moore
Agave consideranti Carrière
Agave ferdinandi-regis Berger
Agave nichelsii R. Gosselin
Queen Victoria agave
Native to a small area in Mexico, these agaves are now endangered. It is named for Queen Victoria, though I cannot figure out why. Does anyone know?
Identification: As agaves go, these are fairly small, 20-28" (50-70 cm) around. They consist of a tight ball of stiff leaves with white edges. Leaves are triangular in cross-section, 6-8" (15-20 cm) long and 1½-2½" (3.8-6.3 cm) wide. The plant produces a spike 10-13' (3-4.0 m) high, the upper half of which contains cream-colored flowers (most agave flowers are yellow), with a touch of red/purple. After about 40 years, the plant flowers once, then, like most agaves, dies.
Agave victoriae-reginae on Desert-tropicals.com
Agave victoriae-reginae on Cactus Art: the World of Cacti & Succulents
Agave victoriae-reginae at the Columbus Cactus Club
Agave victoriae-reginae at Chris A. Martin's site at Arizona State University
Agave victoriae-reginae at George and Audrey DeLange's Arizona wildflower site
Agave victoriae-reginae description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.