Agave polyacantha

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Agave polyacantha


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

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



Agave polyacantha Haw., 1821


  • Heterotypic
    • Agave chloracantha Salm-Dyck, Allg. Gartenzeitung 2: 50 (1834).
    • Agave uncinata Jacobi, Hamburger Garten- Blumenzeitung 21: 165 (1865).
    • Agave brauniana Jacobi, Hamburger Garten- Blumenzeitung 22: 216 (1866).
    • Agave muilmannii Jacobi, Abh. Schles. Ges. Vaterl. Cult., Abth. Naturwiss. 1870: 76 (1870).
    • Agave chloracantha var. brauniana (Jacobi) A.Terracc., Prim. Contr. Monogr. Agave: 22 (1885).
    • Agave engelmannii Trel., Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 3: 167 (1891 publ. 1892).
    • Agave flaccifolia A.Berger, Agaven: 42 (1915).


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

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



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