This member of the Cactaceae
family was given this name by Edward Frederick Anderson in 1962. It is
found in two locations in Mexico: San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas. It
grows in grit or other well drained soil with little to some water
and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in
diameter, the plant will grow to six centimetres height, twelve if
the caudex is exposed. The flowers are bright pink.
The name "agavoides" means
looking like agave.