Agave obscura

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Agave obscura


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
Species: Agave obscura



Agave obscura Schiede (1830)


  • Heterotypic
    • Agave densiflora Hook., Bot. Mag. 83: t. 5006 (1857).
    • Agave xalapensis Roezl ex Jacobi, Hamburger Garten- Blumenzeitung 21: 61 (1865).
    • Agave polyacantha var. densiflora (Hook.) A.Terracc., Prim. Contr. Monogr. Agave: 27 (1885).
    • Agave polyacantha var. xalapensis (Roezl ex Jacobi) Gentry, Agaves Cont. N. Amer.: 230 (1982).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico (San Luis Potosí to Oaxaca)

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


  • Schiede, C.J.W. 1830. Linnaea. Berlin 5: 464.
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Vernacular names

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