The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Agave

The genus Agave is in the family Asparagaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Agave

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Agave acicularis Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave acklinicola Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave × ajoensis W.C.Hodgs. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave aktites Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave albescens Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave albomarginata Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave albopilosa I.Cabral, Villarreal & A.E.Estrada Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave aloides Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave americana L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Agave angustiarum Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave angustissima Engelm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave anomala Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave antillarum Descourt. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave applanata Lem. ex Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave arcedianoensis Cházaro, O.M.Valencia & A.Vázquez Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave × arizonica Gentry & J.H.Weber Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave arubensis Hummelinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave asperrima Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 3
Agave atrovirens Karw. ex Salm-Dyck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave attenuata Salm-Dyck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Agave aurea Brandegee Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave avellanidens Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave bahamana Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave banlan Perr. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave baxteri Baker Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave beauleriana Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave bernhardii Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave bessereriana Van Houtte Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Agave boldinghiana Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave bovicornuta Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave braceana Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave bracteosa S.Watson ex Engelm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave brevipetala Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave brevispina Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave brittoniana Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave cacozela Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave cajalbanensis A.Álvarez Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave calderonii Trel. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave calodonta A.Berger Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave cantala (Haw.) Roxb. ex Salm-Dyck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 2
Agave cantala Roxb. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Agave capensis Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave caribaeicola Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave × cavanillesii D.Guillot & P.Van der Meer Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave cerulata Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 2
Agave chazaroi A.Vázquez & O.M.Valencia Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave chiapensis Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave chrysantha Peebles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave chrysoglossa I.M.Johnst. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave cocui Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave collina Greenm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave colorata Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave concinna Lem. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave congesta Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave cookei Woodrow Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave cucullata Lem. ex Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave cundinamarcensis A.Berger Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave cupreata Trel. & A.Berger Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave dasylirioides Jacobi & Bouch. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave datylio F.A.C.Weber Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Agave davillonii Baker Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave de-meesteriana Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave deamiana Trel. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave decaisneana Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave decipiens Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave delamateri W.C.Hodgs. & Slauson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave deserti Engelm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 2
Agave desmettiana Jacobi Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Agave diacantha Royle Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave difformis A.Berger Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave durangensis Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave dussiana Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave eggersiana Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave ehrenbergii Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave elizae A.Berger Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave ellemeetiana Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave ensifera Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave entea Hartwich Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave erosa A.Berger Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave erubescens Ellemeet Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Agave evadens Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave felgeri Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave fenzliana Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave filifera Salm-Dyck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave flexispina Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave fortiflora Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave fourcroydes Lem. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave fragrantissima Jacq. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave franzosini Baker Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Agave fridericii A.Berger Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave funkiana K.Koch & C.D.Bouché Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave galeottii Baker Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave garciae-mendozae Galván & L.Hern. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave geminiflora (Tagl.) Ker Gawl. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave gentryi B.Ullrich Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave ghiesbreghtii Lem. ex Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave gigantensis Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave gilbertii A.Berger Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave glabra Karw. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave glaucescens Otto Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave × glomeruliflora (Engelm.) A.Berger Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave goeppertiana Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave gonzaloi D.Guillot & P.Van der Meer Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave gracilipes Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave grandibracteata H.Ross Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave granulosa Scheidw. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave grisea Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave guadalajarana Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave guedeneyrii Houllet Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave × guemensis D.Guillot & P.Van der Meer Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave guiengola Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave gutierreziana Trel. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave gypsophila Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave harrisii Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave havardiana Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave henriquesii Baker Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave hiemiflora Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave hookeri Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave horizontalis Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave horrida Lem. ex Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave humboldtiana Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave hurteri Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave impressa Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave inaequidens K.Koch Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave inaguensis Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave indagatorum Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave intermixta Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave isthmensis A.García-Mend. & F.Palma Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave jaiboli Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave jarucoensis A.Álvarez Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave karatto Mill. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave karwinskii Zucc. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave kellermaniana Trel. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave kerchovei Lem. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave kewensis Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave lagunae Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave laticincta Verschaff. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave lechuguilla Torr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave lemairei Verschaff. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave lempana Trel. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave lindleyi Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave littaeaoides Pamp. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave longipes Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave longisepala Tod. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave macroacantha Zucc. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave mapisaga Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave margaritae Brandegee Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave marmorata Roezl Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave × massiliensis Trel. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave maximiliana Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Agave maximowicziana Regel Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave mckelveyana Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave microceps (Kimnach) A.Vázquez & Cházaro Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave millspaughii Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave minarum Trel. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave minor Proctor Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave missionum Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave mitis Mart. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Agave monostachya Sessé & Moc. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave montana Villarreal Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave montium-sancticaroli García-Mend. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave moranii Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave multifilifera Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave multiflora Tod. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave murpheyi Gibson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave nashii Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave nayaritensis Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave neglecta Small Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave nickelsii Rol.-Goss. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave nissonii Baker Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave nizandensis Cutak Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave nussaviorum García-Mend. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave obscura Schiede ex Schltdl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave obscura Schiede Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Agave ocahui Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave offoyana De Smet ex Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave origiesiana (Roezl) Trel. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Agave ornithobroma Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave oroensis Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave ortgiesiana (Baker) Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave ovatifolia G.D.Starr & Villarreal Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave pachycentra Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave pallida Sartorius ex Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave palmeri Engelm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave pampaniniana A.Berger Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave papyrocarpa Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave parrasana A.Berger Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave parryi Engelm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 3
Agave parvidentata Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave parviflora Torr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave paupera A.Berger Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave pavoliniana Pamp. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave peacockii Croucher Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave pelona Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave pendula Schnittsp. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave petiolata Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave petrophila A.García-Mend. & E.Martínez Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave phillipsiana W.C.Hodgs. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave pintilla S.González, M.González & L.Reséndiz Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave planera Fasio Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave polianthiflora Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave polyacantha Haw. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave potatorum Zucc. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave potreriana Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave promontorii Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave prostrata Mart. ex Dragendorff Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave pulcherrima Otto Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave pulverulenta Verschaff. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave × pumila De Smet ex Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave purpurea Souza Novelo Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave regia Baker Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave rhodacantha Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave × romani Baker Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave × rossellonensis D.Guillot & P.Van der Meer Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave rovelliana Tod. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave rudis Lem. ex Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave rutteniae Hummelinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave rzedowskiana P.Carrillo, Vega & R.Delgad. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave salmiana Otto ex Salm-Dyck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 3
Agave scaposa Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave schidigera Lem. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave schmithiana Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave schneideriana A.Berger Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave schottii Engelm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Agave sebastiana Greene Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave seemanniana Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave shaferi Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave shawii Engelm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Agave shrevei Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave simonii Andr. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave sisalana Perrine Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave sisalana Perrine ex Engelm. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Agave smithiana Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave sobolifera Houtt. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave sobria Brandegee Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Agave sordida A.Berger Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave spicata Cav. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave striata Zucc. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Agave stricta Salm-Dyck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave stringens Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave subinermis M.Roem. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave subsimplex Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave × taylorea auct. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave tecta Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave tenuifolia Zamudio & E.Sánchez Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave teoxamulina Karw. ex M. Roem. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Agave tequilana F.A.C.Weber Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave thomasiae Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave thomsoniana Jacobi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave titanota Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave toumeyana Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Agave triangularis Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave troubetskoyana Baker Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave tubulata Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave turneri R.H.Webb & Salazar-Ceseña Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave underwoodii Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave univittata Haw. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave utahensis Engelm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 3
Agave valenciana Cházaro & A.Vázquez Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave vandervinnenii Lem. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave vanderwinneni Jacobi Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Agave vazquezgarciae Cházaro & J.A.Lomelí Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave vera-cruz Mill. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave vicina Trel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave victoriae-reginae T.Moore Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave × villare André Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave vilmoriniana A.Berger Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave viridissima Baker Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave vivipara L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 5
Agave vizcainoensis Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave wallisii Jacobi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave warelliana Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave washingtonensis Baker & Rose Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave watsonii J.R.Drumm. & C.H.Wright Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave weberi J.F.Cels ex J.Poiss. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave wendtii Cházaro Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave wercklei F.A.C.Weber ex Wercklé Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave wiesenbergensis Wittm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave wildingii Tod. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave × winteriana A.Berger Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave wocomahi Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave woodrowii W.Watson Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave xylonacantha Salm-Dyck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Agave yuccifolia DC. ex Redouté Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Agave zebra Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 638 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Agave. Of these 200 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 242 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Agave. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 638 species names for the genus Agave recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 200 31.3%
Synonym 352 55.2%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 86 13.5%

All names

The status of the 880 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Agave recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 233 26.5%
Synonym 559 63.5%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 88 10.0%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 638 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Agave, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 196 331 0 0 527 82.6%
Medium confidence 4 15 0 0 19 3.0%
Low confidence 0 6 0 86 92 14.4%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Agave is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 4 15 0 7 0 26 4.1%
WCSP 196 337 0 79 0 612 95.9%