Agave angustifolia Haw.

 
  • Family : AGAVACEAE
    (AGAVE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Asparagaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Agave vivipara L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Agave vivipara L.
  • Common name : Dwarf aloe
  • Vernacular name : Kathaalai (Tamil); Baramasi (Oria); Balurakkasi (Telugu); Kittanara, Samatha (Telugu)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains and sometimes across bare drylands along the ghats. Also planted for fencing.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-June
  • Collection Locality : Bhubaneswar, Khurda district
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Mumbai-City district, Pune district, Satara district
    • Odisha : Cultivated
    • Tamil Nadu : Cultivated
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons.; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; K. Sankara Rao 2009. Flowering Plants of IISc, A Field Guide.
  • 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 angustifolia. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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