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Agave Linnaeus. Century Plant, Maguey.

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A genus of ca. 225 species, rosette shrubs, of tropical and neotropical New World. As is so often the case, the argument between a broad Agave (including in our area Manfreda) and a narrower Agave (excluding in our area Manfreda) is not a phylogenetic "yes" or "no" answer.

Ref: Banerjee & Sharma (1989); Flores-Abreu et al. (2019); Franck (2012); Jiménez-Barron et al. (2020); Reveal & Hodgson (2002) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002a); Speta In Kubitzki (1998a); Vázquez-García et al. (2024); Zona (2001). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Agave decipiens | Original Image ⭷


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