Agave L.

Common Name: Century Plant, Agave

Family: Asparagaceae

Published in: Sp. Pl. 1: 323. 1753.

Other: Lectotype: O. umbellatum L.: A. americanus L. (Britton & Wilson in Sci. Surv. Porto Rico & Virgin Islands 5: 156. 1923.) Greek 'agauos' means admirable, referring to the appearance of the plants when in bloom (Stearn). Also placed in Agavaceae.

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