Agave potatorum Zucc.

First published in Flora 15(2 Beibl.): 96 (1832)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Mexico (S. Puebla to W. Central Veracruz and Central Oaxaca). It is a succulent perennial and grows primarly in the seasonally dry tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, 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.
  • García-Mendoza, A.J. (2010). Revisión taxonómica del complejo Agave potatorum Zucc. (Agavaceae); nuevos taxa y neotipificación. Acta Botanica Mexicana 91: 71-93. Instituto de Ecología A.C.
  • García-Mendoza, A.J. (2011). Flora del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán 88: 1-95. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • García-Mendoza, A.J. (2010). Revisión taxonómica del complejo Agave potatorum Zucc. (Agavaceae); nuevos taxa y neotipificación. Acta Botanica Mexicana 91: 71-93. Instituto de Ecología A.C.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Sources

  • 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
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