Agave

Jump to a section: Classification | Citation | Species | Genus Synonyms

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 1753. Typified 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
Agave virginica FALSE ALOE; RATTLESNAKEMASTER
Agave weberi WILD CENTURY PLANT

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Bravoa Bravoa Lexarza, in La Llave & Lexarza, Nov. Veg. Descr. 1: 6. 1824. TYPE: Bravoa geminiflora Lexarza 1824.
Coetocapnia Coetocapnia Link & Otto, Icon. Pl. Rar. 35. 1828. TYPE: Coetocapnia geminiflora Link & Otto 1828.
Delpinoa Delpinoa H. Ross, Boll. Reale Orto Bot. Palermo 1: 116. 1898. TYPE: Delpinoa gracillima H. Ross 1898.
Leichtlinia Leichtlinia H. Ross, Del. Sem. Hort. Bot. Panorm. 48. 1893. TYPE: Leichtlinia protuberans (Engelmann ex Baker) H. Ross 1896. (Agave protuberans Engelmann ex Baker 1888.)
Littaea Littaea Tagliabue, Bibliot. Ital. (Milan) 1: 106. 1816. TYPE: Littaea geminiflora Tagliabue 1816.
+ Expand All