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Common name

English: Lion's tail

German: Drachenbaum-Agave, Schwanenhalsagave

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Asparagales (72)

        Family: Asparagaceae (30)(family description)

          Genus: Agave (4)

            Epithet: attenuata Salm-Dyck (1)

Synonym: Agave cernua A.Berger

attenuata => long, slender and tapering

cernua => drooping, nodding

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: green, white

External links

Check for Agave attenuata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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