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Common name

English: American agave

German: Amerikanische Agave

Mandarin: 龙舌兰 (long she lan)

Portuguese: Agave, Aloé-dos-cem-anos

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2596)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2495)

    Class: Liliopsida (387)

      Order: Asparagales (44)

        Family: Asparagaceae (30)(family description)

          Genus: Agave (4)

            Epithet: americana L. (5)

americana => from America

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Agave americana at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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