Agave vera-cruz Mill.

 
  • Family : AGAVACEAE
    (AGAVE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Asparagaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Agave vera-cruz Mill.
  • Vernacular name : Kektad (Marathi)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Planted and naturalized
  • Comments / notes : Commonly naturalized and planted as a hedge
  • Flower, Fruit : September-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Maharashtra : Amravati district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Osmanabad district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Gajapati district, Balasore district
  • Native : Mexico
  • World Distribution : Widely planted and cultivated
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state – Monocotyledons; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • 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 vera-cruz. Downloaded on 20 June 2019.

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