Agaves of Guerrero

Agaves of Guerrero

The agaves that predominate in Guerrero are the following:

Name Variations Comments Image
Cupreata Bilia, dob-bé, dob-lá, tobalá (zapoteco), papalometl (náhuatl: maguey mariposa), yaabendisi (mixteco), maguey de monte, ancho, cimarrón, maguey de mezcal, papalote, tuchi In Guerrero, this variety and A. potatorum are called in the same way because of their great similarity and because they are located at similar altitudes (between 1,240 and 2,300 meters above sea level). Both are known as wide or criollos, their populations can overlap although in the Central region this variety predominates.
Angustifolia guerrerensis Chelem (maya), doba-yej (zapoteco: maguey de flor), hamoc (seri), juya cuu (mayo:mezcal del monte), yavi incoyo (mixteco), annole, bacanora, maguey de campo, espadilla, espadín, mezcal, zapupe It is located in the Center region and is called: berraco, sprat, thin, narrow, sacatuche or sacatoro. Although varieties of A. angustifolia can be found near Taxco, Ixcateopan and Teloloapan.
Inaequidens Hocimetl (náhuatl), lechuguilla, The population of this variety is found in the Tierra Caliente region. This variety of agaves grow easily from low altitudes up to 1,500 meters above sea level in the Balsas Basin.
Marmorata Du-cual (zapoteco),pitzometl (náhuatl), maguey de caballo, curandero, tepeztate It is located mainly in the Mixteca zone of Guerrero, bordering Oaxaca and Puebla, commonly called pulquero, calentano, serrano or zihuaquio.
Potatorum Bilia, dob-bé, dob-lá, tobalá (zapoteco), papalometl (náhuatl: maguey mariposa), yauticushi (mixteco), maguey de monte Known in Oaxaca as Billa or Tobalá in Guerrero, it is simply called Papalote del Nahua Papalometl. Its population is located predominantly in the La Montaña region.