Agave horrida ssp. horrida
Synonym: Agave grandidentata, Agave regeliana, Agave maigretiana, Agave gilbeyi, Agave desmetiana, Agave horrida var. maigretiana
Known locally as 'Mexcalmetl', the young leaves of the Agave horrida are eaten broiled, and they are used to make 'Mexcalli', a mescal liquor. The name horrida comes from the Latin for "horrible, wild, prickly", in relation with its spiny leaves.
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