This plant is an intergeneric hybrid between Agave macroacantha and Manfreda maculosa. Manfreda is a genus in the family Agaveaceae which readily hybridizes with Agaves. It hybridizes so readily that currently botanists are debating whether Manfreda should actually be placed within the Agave genus rather than stand on its own. Other genera placed in the family Agaveaceae include Furcraea, Hesperaloe, Hesperoyucca, and Yucca.
When Timoteo Perez was gathering the maguey sap, he found himself in serious danger, because an UFO was going to abduct him. He prayed the Virgin of the Solitude and didn’t get hurt. He only pissed his pants out of fear.