• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Tep united below, withering persistent on the capsular, trilocular fr; filaments slender, exsert, with versatile linear anthers; ovary inferior; style subulate, with a 3-lobed stigma; seeds numerous, flat, black; monocarpic acaulescent perennials, ultimately producing an erect scape with an elongate, terminal infl of ochroleucous or chloroleucous to yellow or orange fls; 2n=60, 10 large, 50 small. (Manfreda) 300, warm New World.

  • Common Names

    agave, century-plant