Taxon: Agave cantula Roxb.

 
Genus: Agave
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Nomen number: 5413
Place of publication: Fl. ind. ed. 1932, 2:167. 1832 (Hort. bengal. 25. 1814, nom. nud. "cantala")
Link to protologue:
Comments:
  • • although "cantala" is spelling used by most, this was never validated (see Philipp. J. Sci., Bot. 7:411. 1912)
  • • Roxb. (1832) makes no reference to Haw., only to A. americana Rumphius
Typification:
Name Verified on: 20-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Jul-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: fiber ()

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Pakistan


    Naturalized

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Pakistan


    Other (exact native range obscure, probable origin Mexico)

References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  3. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  4. Gentry, H. S. 1982. Agaves of continental North America. 1982 (Agave NAmer) 568-569.
  5. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  6. Kamalesh, T. et al. 1994. Agave americana - potentials ahead (MFP News) 4:14.
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  8. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  9. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  10. Press, J. R. et al. Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal (on-line resource). 2000- (L Nepal Online)
  11. Pullaiah, T. et al. Flora of Andhra Pradesh (India). (F Andhra Prad)
  12. Vázquez-García et al. 2004. Flora del norte de Jalisco y etnobotánica Huichola. Serie Fronteras de Biodivesidad. 2004- (F NJalisco) 1:59.

Check other web resources for Agave cantula Roxb. :

  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=5413. Accessed 26 April 2018.