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Agave obscura

Agave obscura, Photo: Michael Lahanas

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)

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]


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Agave obscura in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 04. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Agave obscura. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 04 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Agave obscura in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 04. 2019. Agave obscura. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 04.

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