Agave lurida Aiton

First published in Hort. Kew. 1: 472 (1789)
This name is a synonym of Agave vera-cruz

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Akhter, R. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (1984). Flora of Pakistan 156: 1-10. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi. [Cited as Agave vera-cruz.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Brown, L.C. (1982). The Flora and Fauna of St Helena: 1-88. Land Resources Development Centre, Surbiton, England. [Cited as Agave lurida.]
  • Eggli, U. (ed.) (2001). Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons: 1-354. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York. [Cited as Agave lurida.]
  • Espejo Serena, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1993). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(1): 1-76. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F. [Cited as Agave lurida.]
  • García-Mendoza, A.J. (2011). Flora del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán 88: 1-95. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. [Cited as Agave lurida.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Agave lurida.]
  • Noltie, H.J. (1994). Flora of Bhutan 3(1): 1-456. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. [Cited as Agave lurida.]

Other Data

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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