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Taxon: Agave americana L.

 
Genus: Agave
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Nomen number: 1690
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:323. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 26-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 13 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Coahuila de Zaragoza, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Jalisco, Querétaro, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal, [Azores, Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Morocco
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa

    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
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Chuquisaca, La Paz] Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Córdoba, La Pampa] Chile [Juan Fernández Islands]


References:

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  3. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  4. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
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  6. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Gentry, H. S. 1972. The agave family in Sonora. U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 399:80-84.
  9. Gentry, H. S. 1982. Agaves of continental North America 270-290. Note: with two subspecies
  10. George, A. S., ed. 1980-. Flora of Australia.
  11. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  12. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  13. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  14. Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12
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  16. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
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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 Databas 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=1690. Accessed 19 September 2019.