A small genus of Mexican plants.

Urbinia agavoides. Forms a compact rosette with a short thick stem. The leaves are about 2 inches in length, very fleshy, pale green with brown tips.

The flowers bright orange, tipped with yellow. There is a monstrous variety, U. agavoides cristata. Urbinia purpusii. Forms a small rosette of dark green leaves marked all over with fine brown spots, with a brown line down the centre of both sides of each leaf. Flowers, carmine.

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