Sp. Pl. 1: 323. 1753
sw United States, Mexico.
Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).
Various chromosome numbers have been reported for Agave americana under a variety of names, typically without regard to the plant’s origin or its precise taxonomic disposition. Nonetheless, the species is most certainly a polyploid complex based on x = 30, with reports of n = 30 and 2n = 60, 120, and 180 documented by S. D. McKelvey and K. Sax (1933), H. Matsuura and T. Sutô (1935), E. B. Granick (1944), A. K. Sharma and U. C. Bhattacharyya (1962), M. S. Cave (1964), S. Banerjee and A. K. Sharma (1987), Huang S. F. et al. (1989) and B. Vijayavalli and P. M. Mathew (1990). Various dysploids have also been reported (A. F. Dyer et al. 1970; J. L. Strother and G. L. Nesom 1997). See H. S. Gentry (1982) for details.
|Author||James L. Reveal + and Wendy C. Hodgson +|
|Distribution||sw United States + and Mexico. +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. +|
|Publication year||1753 +|
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|Taxon family||Agavaceae +|
|Taxon name||Agave americana +|
|Taxon parent||Agave +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 26 +|