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Taxon: Agave americana L.

Genus: Agave
Family: Asparagaceae subfamily: Agavoideae. Also placed in: Agavaceae
Nomen number: 1690
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:323. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 26-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 26-Jan-2012
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • American agave   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English   [Agave americana subsp. americana var. americana]
  • American agave   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – English
  • American-aloe   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • century-plant   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English   [Agave americana subsp. americana var. americana]
  • century-plant   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • spreading century-plant   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Agave americana subsp. americana var. expansa]
  • wild century-plant   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Agave americana subsp. protamericana]
  • garingboom   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – Afrikaans
  • agave d'Amérique   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Agave americana subsp. americana var. americana]
  • pite   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Agave americana subsp. americana var. americana]
  • amerikanische Agave   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Agave americana subsp. americana var. americana]
  • hundert-jährige Agave   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • maguey   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish   [Agave americana subsp. americana var. americana]
  • maguey   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – Spanish
  • pita común   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish   [Agave americana subsp. americana var. americana]
  • agave   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Naturalized:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; South Africa; Swaziland
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Turkey
    China: China [s.]
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, Queensland
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]
  • PACIFIC
    Northwestern Pacific: Palau
    Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Southern South America: Argentina - Cordoba, La Pampa; Chile - Juan Fernandez

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Agave americana L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?1690 (23 October 2014)

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