Agave polyacantha Haw.

First published in Saxifrag. Enum. 2: 35 (1821)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Mexico (Oaxaca, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Veracruz). It is a succulent perennial and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Brown, N.E. [s.n.] K001096499 Yes
Brown, N.E. [s.n.] K001096498 neotype Yes
Brown, N.E. [s.n.] K001096497 neotype Yes
Trelease, W. [s.n.] Agave engelmannii K001096500 Yes
Trelease, W. [s.n.] Agave engelmannii K001096501 Yes

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images