Agave americana L.

 
  • Family : AGAVACEAE
    (AGAVE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Asparagaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Agave americana L.
  • Common name : Century Plant, American Aloe
  • Vernacular name : Raam Kanta, Banskeora, Barakanvar, Kantala (Hindi); Rakspatti, Anekattale (Kannada); Aanakaitha, Agavu, Athirakaitha, Eroppakaitha, Kandalachedi, Panam-Kattazha (Malayalam); Murba, Muruga, Barabarasia, Birhot okumari (Oria); Kithanara (Telugu)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated along fences. Introduced to paleotropics. Flowers upon maturity, last up to several years, where upon the plant dies, but continues to produce suckers or adventitious shoots from the base.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Davanagare district, Mysuru district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Buldhana district, Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Cultivated
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Mexico
  • World Distribution : All Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Agave americana. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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