Agave lechuguilla

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Agave lechuguilla


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Agavoideae
Genus: Agave
Species: Agave lechuguilla



Agave lechuguilla Torr., 1858


  • Heterotypic
    • Agave poselgeri Salm-Dyck, Bonplandia (Hannover) 7: 92 (1859).
    • Agave heteracantha Jacobi, Hamburger Garten- Blumenzeitung 22: 62 (1866), nom. illeg.
    • Agave multilineata Baker, Handb. Amaryll.: 168 (1888).
    • Agave lophantha var. tamaulipasana A.Berger, Agaven: 94 (1915).
    • Agave univittata var. tamaulipasana (A.Berger) Jacobson, Natl. Cact. Succ. J. 28: 4 (1973).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central; Mexico Northeast
    • Regional: Southern USA
      • New Mexico; Texas

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



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