African Plant Database


Agave americana L. var. americana
Family : Agavaceae
Family (APGIII) : ASPARAGACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: ? (1753)  
Information on the genus : Agave
Basionym : Agave americana L.
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Agave americana L. (1753)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Agave americana var. marginata Trel. (1914)
=Agave complicata Trel. ex Ochot. (1912)
=Agave gracilispina (Rol. -Goss.) Engelm. ex Trel.
=Agave salmiana var. gracilispina Rol. -Goss.
=Agave melliflua Trel. (1914)
=Agave zonata Trel. (1914)
=Agave felina Trel. (1920)
=Agave rasconensis Trel. (1920)
=Agave subzonata Trel. (1920)
=Agave altissima Zumagl. (1785)
=Agave vera-cruz J.R. Drumm. & Prain (1768)
 
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub, Succulent- Ht 1 - 2 m, 4 - 9 m when in flower. Alt: 0 - 2500 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 26[1&2]: 31-35 (1996).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 1 (1997).
  • Bradleya 26: 34 (2008).
 
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Record n°13964 modified 2009-05-22
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