Agave americana L.

  • Family : AGAVACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Asparagaceae
  • Species : Agave americana
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Agave americana L.
  • Common name : Century Plant, American Aloe
  • Vernacular name : Raam Kanta, Banskeora, Barakanwar, Kantala (Hin.); Kythanara (Tel.); Rakspatti, Anekattale (Kan.); Murba, Muruga, Barabarasia, Birhot okumari (Ori.)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : Introduced, often cultivated and found in wastelands and along scrub forests. Flowers upon maturity, lasts several years, whereupon the plant dies, but, continues to produce suckers or adventitious shoots from the base.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in tropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3.; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. americana. Downloaded on 16 July 2020.


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