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Agave  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 182659

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): agave [English]
    agave species
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                               GenusAgave L. – agave, agave species  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Agave X ajoensis W.C. Hodgs.  
                                  Species Agave americana L. – American century plant, American agave, Maguey americano, centuryplant 
                                  Species Agave angustifolia Haw. – century plant, Maguey espadín 
                                  Species Agave X arizonica Gentry & J.H. Weber (pro. sp.) – Arizona century plant 
                                  Species Agave asperrima Jacobi – rough century plant, Maguey áspero 
                                  Species Agave atrovirens Karw. ex Salm-Dyck – maguey, Maguey de montaña 
                                  Species Agave cantala Roxb. – cantala, Maguey de la India 
                                  Species Agave chrysantha Peebles – goldenflower century plant, golden flowered agave 
                                  Species Agave cupreata Trel. & A. Berger  
                                  Species Agave decipiens Baker – false sisal 
                                  Species Agave delamateri W.C. Hodgs. & L. Slauson – Tonto Basin century plant 
                                  Species Agave deserti Engelm. – desert agave, Maguey de Desierto 
                                  Species Agave desmettiana Jacobi – dwarf century plant, Maguey semati 
                                  Species Agave eggersiana Trel. – Eggers' century plant 
                                  Species Agave fourcroydes Lem. – henequen, Maguey henequén 
                                  Species Agave X glomeruliflora (Engelm.) A. Berger – Chisos Mountain century plant 
                                  Species Agave gracilipes Trel. – slimfoot century plant, Maguey de pastizal 
                                  Species Agave havardiana Trel. – Havard's century plant, Maguey de Havard 
                                  Species Agave lecheguilla Torr. – lecheguilla 
                                  Species Agave mckelveyana Gentry – McKelvey's century plant, McKelvey's agave 
                                  Species Agave missionum Trel. – corita 
                                  Species Agave murpheyi F. Gibson – Murphey's century plant, Murphey agave, Maguey bandeado 
                                  Species Agave neglecta Small – wild century plant 
                                  Species Agave palmeri Engelm. – Palmer's century plant, Maguey de tlalcoyote, Palmer agave, Palmer century plant 
                                  Species Agave parryi Engelm. – Parry's agave, Parry agave, Mezcal yapavai 
                                  Species Agave parviflora Torr. – smallflower century plant, smallflower agave, Maguey sóbari 
                                  Species Agave phillipsiana W.C. Hodgs. – Grand Canyon century plant 
                                  Species Agave schottii Engelm. – Schott's century plant, Maguey puercoespín, Schott agave 
                                  Species Agave shawii Engelm. – coastal agave, Shaw's agave, Maguey primavera 
                                  Species Agave sisalana Perrine – sisal hemp, Maguey de Sisal, sisal 
                                  Species Agave tequilana F.A.C. Weber – tequila agave, Mezcal azul tequilero 
                                  Species Agave toumeyana Trel. – Toumey's century plant, Toumey agave 
                                  Species Agave univittata Haw. – thorncrest century plant 
                                  Species Agave utahensis Engelm. – Utah agave 
                                  Species Agave weberi F. Cels ex J. Poiss. – Weber's century plant, Maguey liso 
                                  Species Agave xylonacantha Salm-Dyck – century plant, Maguey diente de tiburón 

  Expert: Wendy C. Hodgson  
  Notes: Research Botanist, Curator of the Herbarium, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona, 85008, USA   
  Reference for: Agave    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Liliaceae s.l. of North America Update, database (version 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Agave   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Agave   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Agave   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Agave   
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