Agave

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Contains 7 accepted taxa overall.

Family:AGAVACEAE
Common Name:AGAVE
Genus Notes:Recent work is suggestive of expanding the concept of Agave to include Manfreda, Polianthes, and Prochnyanthes (Archibald et al. 2015).
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus

Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order ASPARAGALES
FamilyAGAVACEAE
Genus Agave

Citation

Citation AGAVE Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 323. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Agave americana Linnaeus Lectotypified by Britton & P. Wilson, Bot. Porto Rico 5: 156. 1923.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Agave americana AMERICAN CENTURY PLANT
Agave angustifolia CENTURY PLANT
Agave decipiens FALSE SISAL
Agave desmettiana DWARF CENTURY PLANT
Agave sisalana SISAL HEMP
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Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Littaea Littaea Tagliabue, Bibliot. Ital. (Milan) 1: 106. 1816. TYPE: Littaea geminiflora Tagliabue
Manfreda Manfreda Salisbury, Gen. Pl. 78. 1866. TYPE: Manfreda virginica (Linnaeus) Salisbury ex Rose (Agave virginica Linnaeus)
Polianthes Polianthes Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 316. 1753. TYPE: Polianthes tuberosa Linnaeus