Agave attenuata subsp. attenuata

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Agave attenuata subsp. attenuata


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Agavoideae
Genus: Agave
Subgenus: A. subg. Littaea
Sectio: A. sect. Nizandensae
Species: Agave attenuata
Subspecies: Agave attenuata subsp. attenuata


Agave attenuata subsp. attenuata autonym


  • Heterotypic
    • Ghiesbreghtia mollis Roezl, Gartenflora 10: 122 (1861), not validly publ.
    • Agave glaucescens Hook., Bot. Mag. 88: t. 5333 (1862), nom. illeg.
    • Agave attenuata var. compacta Jacobi, Hamburger Garten- Blumenzeitung 21: 457 (1865).
    • Agave attenuata var. subundulata Jacobi, Hamburger Garten- Blumenzeitung 22: 273 (1866).
    • Agave attenuata var. latifolia Salm-Dyck ex A.Terracc., Prim. Contr. Monogr. Agave: 21 (1885).
    • Agave attenuata var. paucibracteata Trel. in L.H.Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort. 1: 235 (1914).
    • Agave cernua A.Berger, Agaven: 122 (1915).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central; Mexico Southwest

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Drachenbaum-Agave
English: Fox tail agave, Foxtail agave, Smooth century plant, Spineless agave, Dragon-tree agave, Swan's neck, Lion's tail
suomi: Tähkäagaave