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Taxon: Agave sisalana Perrine

 
Genus: Agave
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Nomen number: 1735
Place of publication: U.S. Congr. 25, Sess. 2, House of Represent. Rep. 564:(8,9,16,47,60,86)87. 8 Mar 1838 (Senate Rep. 300:36, 105, t. 1, 2, 4. 12 Mar 1838)
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Comment: valid publication verified from original literature (with aid of P. Acevedo), where a validating description appears on p. 87
Name Verified on: 26-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 8 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Materials:
  • Medicines:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde, Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Libya
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, South Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland]

    Europe
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Spain

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii, United States Minor Outlying Islands]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Palau
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia [Society Islands]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, Nauru

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies


    Other (probable origin Chiapas, Mexico)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976-. Flores des Mascareignes.
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  6. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Agave+sisalana&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. Gentry, H. S. 1972. The agave family in Sonora. U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 399:97.
  9. Gentry, H. S. 1982. Agaves of continental North America
  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. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  13. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  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
  15. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  16. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  17. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  18. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  19. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  20. Smith, C. E., Jr. 1995. The distribution, uses and history of Agave in southern Africa. Aloe 32:84-85. Note: introduced in South Africa
  21. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  22. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Agave sisalana Perrine :

  • 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 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=1735. Accessed 18 September 2019.