African Plant Database

Agave vivipara L.
Family : Agavaceae
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 323 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Agave
Status for NA : accepted (introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Agave vivipara L. var. vivipara (1753)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Agave angustifolia Haw. var. angustifolia
=Agave angustifolia Haw.
=Agave owenii I.M. Johnst.
=Agave pacifica Trel. (1920)
=Agave yaquiana Trel. (1920)
=Agave rigida Mill.
Taxon infra-specific
Agave vivipara L. var. vivipara (1753)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monocarpic caulescent perennial plant, with subterranean stolons; leaves dark green, spreading to recurving, in rosette, narrowly lanceolate
Ecology : Horticultural selections with variegated leaves, used as ornamentals.
  Native in Mexico-C. America. Naturalised in southern Africa
  • Verloove F., J. Thiede & al. (2019). A synopsis of feral Agave and Furcraea (Agavaceae, Asparagaceae s. lat.) in the Canary Islands (Spain) Pl. Ecol. Evol. 152(3): 485 
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