Author:De Smet ex J.G.Bak.(1888).
Synonym:Agave simonis Hort.ex Berger.
-The Agave pumila is one of the smallest agaves.
-It might be a natural hybrid between A.lechuguilla and A.victoriae-reginae.
-In Greek mythology,Agave was the daughter of Cadmus,the king and founder of the city of Thebes,and of the goddess Harmonia.She married Echion, one of the five spartoi,and was the mother of Pentheus,a king of Thebes.She was a Maenad,a follower of Dionysus.