Backebergia militaris Ag. asperrima Ag. cupreata Ag. dasylirioides Ag decipiens Ag. difformis Ag. durangensis Ag. durangensis Ag. filifera Ag. flexispina Ag. garciae mendozae Ag. guadalajarana Ag. guiengola Ag. guiengola Ag. horrida ssp. horrida Ag. horrida ssp. perotensis Ag. inaequidens ssp. barracensis Ag. isthmensis Ag. kerchovei Ag. macroacantha Ag. macroacantha f. verde Ag. marmorata Ag. mitis v. mitis Ag. mitis v. albidior Ag. montana Ag. ovatifolia Ag. pedunculifera Ag. potatorum Ag. pedunculifera Ag. rzedowskiana Ag. seemanniana Ag. striata Ag. triangularis Ag.utahensis v.eborispina Ag. utahensis ssp.kaibabensis Ag. utahensis v. nevadensis
In April 2007 in Succulenta, the magazine of the Belgian and Dutch Succulent Society, there appeared an article by Alsemgeest,van Roosbroeck and Walderveen describing the four major forms of agave victoriae-reginae, based on studies of these plants whilst travelling through their natural habitat.
The full article, translated into English, is to be found here :
Ag. victoriae-reginae f. compacta. f. viridis ( Breitung 1968 ) f. fernandi-regis ( Berger 1915 ; since 2011 newly renamed as nickelsiae )
In 2011 there was a further revision by Gonzales Elizondo et al. published in Acta Mexicana. The new revision suggests the following groupings:
1. victoriae reginae ssp. victoriae-reginae (western Nuevo León and eastern extreme of Coahuila
2. victoriae reginae ssp. swobodae (southern Coahuila and northeastern Durango)
3. nickelsiae (microendemic to southeastern Coahuila) ; replaces fernandi-regis
4. pintilla (the most westernly distributed species in the group, restricted to southeastern Durango).
Pictures on this page are the property of Wim Alsemgeest
Visit his new website 'Crazy for Agaves' at for more photos and agave information
Gallery 1 Mixed agave photos plus photos from Ernst Woelfing
Gallery 2 Mixed agave photos
Gallery 3 and Gallery 4 .Photos from Julia Etter and Martin Kristen
Gallery 5 Photos from Gerhard Koehres
Gallery 6 Photos from Mountain States Nursery
Gallery 7 Photos from Liguria and Cote d'Azur from Dr. Thomas Heller
Gallery 8 Habitat photos from Mexico from Nick Macer plus Alexander Heim's garden near Athens
Gallery 9 Photos from the Hollygate Cactus Garden/Nursery, UK
Gallery 10 Photos from his exotic garden plus Mexican habitat photos from Paul Spracklin
Gallery 11 Habitat photos from Mexico & USA from Wim Alsemgeest
Gallery 12 Photos from Cactus Oasis, a succulent paradise in eastern Holland
Gallery 13 Photos from Kew Gardens, London
Gallery 14 Photos from Phillipe Faucon
Gallery 15 Habitat photos from Greg Starr
Gallery 16 Photos from the private collection of Ron Parker, Fountain Hills, AZ
Gallery 17 Mexican & USA habitat photos from Bertus Spee
Gallery 18 Photos from Michael Greulich.
Gallery19 Huntington Botanical Gardens photos by Michael Greulich
Gallery 20 UK National Agave Collection