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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Agavaceae
Agave

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 323 (1753).

Derivation: Greek agavos, admirable.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Stem short; leaves crowded, often very fleshy and prickly.

Inflorescence a large panicle; flowers bisexual; perianth united below to form a tube, shorter than the stamens; style filiform.

Distribution:  About 300 species in the Americas.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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